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Region: Calabria

Sant’Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto DOC

Facts about this wine

Wine: Red wine
Taste: Dry
Volume: Medium
Min. alcohol: 12%
Storage potential: 3 years

The story of Sant'Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto Doc is the story of a wine that practically speaking doesn't exist. The zone was awarded its DOC in 1979 but nevertheless the wine is almost a curio and is almost never produced despite vineyards covering most of Isola Capo Rizzuto comune along with parts of Crotone province including the town of Cutro.

The area originally hosted a Greek settlement but today only a single marble column remains as evidence of the great Temple of Hera Lacinia. The town was also the home of the philosopher Pythagoras (582 BCE to 507 BCE). Crotone is today one of the most industrialised towns in Calabria.

Sant'Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto produces (or rather should produce) a red and a rosé. Nevertheless, the number of grape varieties used is quite impressive - Gaglioppo (40-60%), Nocera and/or Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Capuccio, Malvasia Nera, Malvasia Bianca and Greco Bianco (0-35%). Green grapes may constitute up to 35% (max.) of this wine.

Its colour is more or less dark rosé with a vinous and characteristic nose. The taste is dry, balanced and round.

This wine can be drunk with mostly everything.

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