Sergio Arcuri Ciro Classico Superiore 'Aris' 2019 Calabria
Gaglioppo is the up-and-coming grape of Calabria, one of Italy's poorest regions, and features front and centre in the DOC wines of Ciro. With its flavours of dried strawberry, cured meats, spicy woods and warm clay, you'd be forgiven for thinking that this wine was aged in big old casks like a Barolo, but it sees only concrete and then time in the bottle to develop its flavours. A bone dry and pleasingly savoury red that is deeply, profoundly Italian! Time for some roast rabbit with olive and pistachio.