Greco Nero hails from Calabria and is often blended with Gaglioppo, a more well known variety from the region. Apparently it also produces great rose’ together with Greco Bianco. I would love to be in Tropea now drinking a Rose’.
The grape is often cultivated in the alberello style and prefers not very fertile soil such as those found in this hot Mediterranean climate. it is used in a variety of D.O.C. denominated wines from the provinces of Catanzaro and Crotone such as Donnici, Savuto, Pollino, and Melissa, among others.
Statti, a Calabrian winery in the U.S. makes Lamezia Rosso, using 40% Greco Nero as does Odoardi from Jan d’Amore Wines.