Creta Paglia - Coclo 2018
Grapes: MaglioccoOne of the top wines from Creta Paglia. Cassis and wild berried fruits with forest floor and herb notes. Medium bodied but lush with a fine core of acid. Think a cross between Cabernet Franc and Nerello. Really interesting wine.
Creta Paglia is named after houses made of red brick and straw, architecture that was formerly very common in San Marco Argentano, where Cretapaglia is based. The winery is run by Antonello Canonico, who started in 2017 after leaving his partnership with one of Calabria's most famous natural wine producers, L'Acino.
Antonello has 3 hectares of vines in his hometown, a place he himself describes as an island cut off from the rest of Calabria. To the south the mountains rise well over 2000 meters above the sea level, and to the north is a smaller but equally beautiful mountain range. In just 15-20 minutes you can find your way to the sea. In addition to the beautiful soil, Calabria has some of ancient Greece's oldest grape varieties, such as Mantonico, Guardavalle and Magliocco.