Cirò – the future

Cirò Revolution logo, Calabria

After his survey of the history of this southern Italian wine, Walter looks at what is being done to assure it of a viable future. See also these accompanying tasting notes.

Cirò’s wine spectrum is as diverse and dynamic as any other Italian wine region much further north, however little this is appreciated. Arch-traditionalists with a wealth of knowledge of traditional viticultural and winemaking practices, recent and very young arrivals fermenting wines in qvevri only, and everything in between can be found within the entire range of styles and approaches. 

While in the 1950s the co-ops were largely responsible...