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Appellation Guide: Scavigna DOC (Calabria, Italy)

Scavigna has to be one of the smallest DOC wines in Italy, incorporating as it does, just two small villages. Nocera Tirinese and Falerna sit on the Tyrrhenian Sea, just south of the Savuto DOC area.

Here we can make white, rose and red from all the typical local grape varieties. Reds and rose wines are usually a blend of Aglianico, Magliocco and Marcigliana while whites are produced with international varieties such as Traminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Italian Riesling. These can be supplemented with local varieties and these are now used in increasing amounts.

Production zone: Scavigna DOC is produced in parts of the villages of Nocera Tirinese and Falerna.

Recommended producers: Cantine Odoardi