Terre di Cosenza

Terre di Cosenza

39° 18' 15.19" N


16° 15' 7.24" E




about this subregion

Nestled in the heart of the southern Italian region of Calabria, the Terre di Cosenza DOC encapsulates the enchanting marriage of varied terrain and winemaking tradition. This DOC, or "Denominazione di Origine Controllata", which translates to "Controlled Designation of Origin", is a testament to Italy's commitment to quality and locality.

The environment of Terre di Cosenza is one of its unique selling points. The vineyards here bask in a Mediterranean climate, blessed with warm, sunlit days and cool nights, thanks to the gentle sea breezes from the Tyrrhenian Sea and the protective embrace of the Apennine Mountains. The soil, rich in minerals, offers the vines a depth of character that finds its expression in the wines they yield.

The most planted red grape varieties in Terre di Cosenza capture the spirit of both the local terroir and global appeal. Aglianico, with its ancient roots and robust character, stands as a proud representative of Italy’s vinicultural legacy. Gaglioppo, another indigenous variety, offers wines with warmth and a delightful fruit-forward profile. The international superstar, Cabernet Sauvignon, has also found a home here, adapting to the Calabrian environment and bringing a global touch to the local palate.

On the white front, Chardonnay shines with its universal charm and adaptability. Greco, with its aromatic profile and crisp nature, and Guarnaccia, often lauded for its floral aromatics and fresh palate, further accentuate the region's white wine offerings.

In essence, Terre di Cosenza DOC is not just a wine designation; it’s a story of nature, tradition, and the relentless pursuit of quality.


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Discover Terroir

The Terre di Cosenza DOC is located in the Calabria wine region, and covers the entire province of Cosenza.

The Terre di Cosenza DOC has a warm climate in summer and cold in winter, with a more marked temperature difference than other DOCs in Calabria.

The soil of Terre di Cosenza has a loamy texture and is rich in limestone. This gives the DOC wines a distinct minerality.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Aglianico, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gaglioppo

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Greco, Guarnaccia

Terre di Cosenza DOC presents a vibrant tapestry of wines, each capturing the essence of Calabria's diverse terroir. Bianco, a luminous gem, harmonizes Greco, Guarnaccia, Montonico Bianco (Mantonico), and Pecorello, entwined with other authorized white grapes. A symphony of flavors, its character unfurls through citrus notes, delicate herbs, and a hint of minerality, celebrating the essence of Calabrese white winemaking.

Rosato, a rosé masterpiece, gracefully interlaces Aglianico, Gaglioppo, Greco Nero, Magliocco Canino (Arvino, Guarnaccia Nera, Lacrima, Magliocco Dolce, or Mantonico Nero), and Nero d’Avola (Calabrese). In every sip, it unveils a bouquet of red berries, floral whispers, and a touch of spice, a true embodiment of the sun-kissed vineyards.

Rosso, a red symphony, majestically weaves the soulful Magliocco Canino, dancing with Calabria's vivacity. Robust and aromatic, it paints the palate with ripe fruits, earthy undertones, and a captivating rustic charm, embodying the region's timeless red winemaking artistry.

Spumante, a sparkling revelation, stars Montonico Bianco in its effervescent brilliance. A celebration in a glass, it enchants with fine bubbles, offering an enchanting medley of orchard fruits, floral elegance, and a vivacious liveliness that mirrors Calabria's exuberant spirit.

Bianco Vendemmia Tardiva, a late-harvest treasure, is a blend of Greco, Guarnaccia, Montonico Bianco (Mantonico), and Pecorello. Crafted with patience, it embodies the lusciousness of late-harvested grapes, resonating with honeyed nuances, dried fruits, and a delightful sweetness that captures the essence of Calabria's sun-soaked vineyards.