Calabria Calabria forms the toe of the Italian peninsula’s boot, from the Strait of Messina northeast to the Gulf of Taranto. Its capital is Catanzaro and its largest city is Reggio di Calabria. In the wine world, Calabria is probably best known for the Cirò DOC. It has no DOCGs, 9 DOCs (see map), and 10 IGPs. In 2015, Calabria produced 404,000 hl (4.5 million cases) of wine, almost 80% of it red and only around a sixth at the DOP level. The region’s primary grape variety is Gaglioppo (48%).