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Region: Calabria
Zone: Melissa DOC

Melissa Rosso DOC

Facts about this wine

Wine: Red wine
Taste: Dry
Volume: Medium
Min. alcohol: 12.5%
Storage potential: 6 years

Both in structure and grape combination Melissa Rosso resembles in some ways its neighbour to the north, Cirò. Not least because many producers have vineyards in both regions. It doesn't, however, quite live up to its northern cousin.

The red consists of the grapes Gaglioppo (75-90%), Greco Nero and/or Greco Bianco, Trebbiano Toscano and/or Malvasia Bianca (5-25%)

It's colour is dark pink to ruby red, acquiring a brick-red tint with age. The bouquet is vinous and characteristic for this wine. The taste is dry with good body, palatable and characteristic.

Melissa Rosso Superiore is also produced, with a minimum alcohol strength of 13% and longer aging.

Can be stored for up to 6 years.

Great dishes to have with Melissa Rosso DOC

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