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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Gaglioppo, predominant red grape variety in calabria in the far south of Italy whose mid ruby, quite tannic wines can be hauntingly scented, sometimes of roses. dna profiling has shown it is a sibling of nerello Mascalese. It thrives in dry conditions and is occasionally found further north. Italy’s total plantings of the variety had fallen to 4,213 ha/10,406 acres by 2010.