A little light info to get us all started on Calabria:
Total Vineyard Size
10,028 hectares is the total size of the regional vineyard for the combined production of Quality wines, Table wines & Table grapes
Dedicated to Quality
Of the total, 3,189 hectares are dedicated to producing grapes for Quality wines.
Greco di Bianco
Sant Anna Isola Capo Rizzuto
Terre di Cosenza
% DOP / IGP
2013 figures estimate 35% of wines from Calabria are produced according to EU DOP Quality standards. The region produces 9 DOP – DOC wines. They also produce 13 IGP wines accounting for 10% of production. Table wines account for 55% of output.
As always, a number of the regions native grape varieties are used only for blending purposes. That said, we’ve listed those grapes which we understand might be available as mono-varietals or which are interesting blenders. Naturally, as we make our own discovery, we’ll update these lists.
GRECO NERO DI SIBARI
All data is intended to be for indicative purposes only due to the variability from vintage to vintage. But we do try to keep ourselves ‘reasonably’ updated :)