S. Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto

S. Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto

38° 57' 30.38" N


17° 05' 32.71" E




about this subregion

Nestled in the heart of Calabria, Italy, the S. Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto DOC is a hidden gem that encapsulates the region's rich viticultural heritage. This enchanting wine-producing area is characterized by a unique terroir, where the Mediterranean climate, with its hot, dry summers and mild winters, combines with the volcanic soils to create the perfect conditions for grape cultivation.

One of the defining features of S. Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto DOC is its lush coastal environment, where vineyards stretch along the Tyrrhenian Sea, benefitting from the cooling sea breezes that contribute to the grapes' distinctive flavors. This marriage of land and sea imparts a captivating saline note to the wines, making them truly one-of-a-kind.

The region primarily focuses on red grape varieties, with Gaglioppo taking the lead. Gaglioppo grapes thrive in the Calabrian sun, resulting in wines with robust tannins, bright acidity, and notes of red fruit and spice. Alongside Gaglioppo, Malvasia Nera and Nerello Cappuccio also find their place among the vineyards, adding depth and complexity to the wines of S. Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto DOC.

When you savor a glass of wine from S. Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto DOC, you're not just tasting a beverage; you're experiencing the essence of Calabria's captivating terroir, where sun, sea, and volcanic soil unite to create wines of unparalleled character and charm.


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Discover Terroir

The S. Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto DOC is located in the Calabria wine region, and covers a large part of the municipality of Isola Capo Rizzuto and some areas of the province of Crotone.

Like many regions of Calabria, the Mediterranean Sea is key to moderating the high summer temperatures, making the area very viable for winemaking.

The vineyards of this DOC are located on different types of soils:

On the one hand, there are soils ranging from shallow to moderately deep, with a sandy texture, located on the region's hills.

On the other hand, on the terraced surfaces are soils of fluvial origin, which present a large accumulation of clay.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Gaglioppo, Malvasia Nera, Nerello Cappuccio

In the picturesque landscape of S. Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto DOC, a region known for its viticultural heritage, two distinct wine styles stand out - Rosato and Rosso. Crafted with precision and a nod to tradition, these wines encapsulate the essence of the terroir.

Rosato, a delicate and captivating creation, captures the spirit of the sun-kissed vineyards. A harmonious blend of grapes forms its foundation: Gaglioppo takes center stage, contributing structure and character, while Malvasia Nera, Nerello Cappuccio, Nerello Mascalese, and Nocera gracefully dance around, infusing complexity. Hints of Greco Bianco and Malvasia elegantly intertwine, adding depth. With a vibrant spectrum of aromas and flavors, Rosato unveils a sensory journey that balances elegance with a touch of the Mediterranean sun. Its alluring hue mirrors the passion and dedication of the winemakers, while a minimum alcohol level of 12.0% ensures a harmonious, well-rounded experience.

Meanwhile, the Rosso variety, a testament to the region's winemaking prowess, carries its own allure. Rooted in the same grapes that define the landscape, Gaglioppo remains the cornerstone, bestowing structure and authenticity. A symphony of Malvasia Nera, Nerello Cappuccio, Nerello Mascalese, and Nocera join the blend, lending layers of complexity. The subtle embrace of Greco Bianco and Malvasia adds a unique dimension. With an enchanting balance of flavors and a rich personality, Rosso embraces the senses, inviting enthusiasts to savor its intricate nuances. Anchored by a minimum alcohol level of 12.0%, it embodies the dedication and artistry of the winemaking craft.

In the S. Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto DOC, Rosato and Rosso wines are a testament to the profound connection between land, vine, and bottle. They embody the terroir's spirit, inviting wine lovers to experience the beauty and character of this esteemed region with every sip.