Tenuta del Conte Ciro Rosso Classico Superiore 2008
Ciro comes from the southern region of Calabria, the toe in Italy's boot. Stainless steel vinification puts the warm climate and Gaglioppo grape on display.
Ripe and spicy fruit plus a hint of briar patch blend nicely with a velvety texture and dry finish. Try with pepperoni pizza or a higher-brow plate of soppressata and ricotta.