Calabria is the ‘toe’ of the Italian ‘boot’, a sun-drench strip of land bordered by the regions of Basilicata and Sicily, and by two different seas, the Tyrannian and to the the Ionian. The region is famous for cherishing the oldest wines in Italy, originally planted by the Greeks, who saw unbridled potential in her wild,unsown fields. Gaglioppo
are the main red grapes, and saline and mouth-watering greco
, for the white.
Look for stunning dessert wines, white grapes rendered into intense clover-ed- honey by the blue- blue Mediterranean sky.
Cuisine-wise, expect it to be zippy with chili and heavy on the spicy preserved pork. It’s some of the most intriguing food in all of Italy, so audacious in flavour.