Gaglioppo is a red grape variety from southern Italy, primarily known for producing wines from the Ciro DOC region in Calabria. The origin of the grape is uncertain, with theories suggesting it arrived with the ancient Greeks or is a descendant of Sangiovese. Gaglioppo is grown at high altitudes to protect against the hot climate, and is known for its crushed berry and cherry flavors. It is also grown in other regions of Italy such as Abruzzo, Marche and Umbria, but is less distinctive than the Calabrian version. Gaglioppo prefers dry conditions and is often used as a blending grape.