Ever tried Gaglioppo? Neither had I until I uncorked a bottle of Igreco Catà Rosso Calabria 2007 last week. The Gaglioppo grape is predominantly grown in southern Italy and generally benefits from a little time in the bottle. Not knowing what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised when I took my first sip!
This wine opens with a bouquet of red berries and spice. The palate features bright, red fruit, black pepper, sweet tannins, and a lingering finish. If you are looking for a delicious, dinner conversation piece, definitely bring along a bottle of iGreco! ($15, 14% alcohol)
My Wine Rating – B+
Food Pairing Suggestions – Pair with pizza, pasta with red sauce, or grilled meats.