Italian Indigenous Varieties: Castiglione Nero

Today’s post will be brief because I don’t have a lot of information on this grape variety. This red grape variety hails from Calabria, a region that I have become intensely interested in over the course of the past year. It can be made into a mono-varietal wine or can be used as a blending grape.

It is allowed in the Bivongi DOC, both the Rosso and Rosato, together with Gaglioppo and other indigenous varieties. Bivongi DOC, one of the recent DOCs in Calabria, is located along the Stilaro river on the slopes of Mount Consolino.

The only wine from Bivongi that I found in the USA wasn’t made with Castiglione so to taste this variety, plan a trip to Calabria soon :).

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