Italian Red Wine
Picturesque hillsides, endless coastlines and a favorable climate ...
Italian Red Wine
While picturesque hillsides, endless coastlines and a favorable climate serve to unify the grape-growing culture of this country. The apparent never-ending world of indigenous grape varieties gives Italy an unexampled charm and allure for its red wines. From the steep inclines of the Alps to the sprawling, warm, coastal plains of the south, red grape varieties thrive throughout.
The kings of Italy, wines like Barolo and Barbaresco (made of Nebbiolo), and Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino (made of Sangiovese), as well as Amarone (mostly Corvina), play center stage for the most lauded, collected and cellar-worthy reds. Less popular but entirely deserving of as much praise are the wines made from Aglianico, Sagrantino and Nerello Mascalese.
For those accustomed to drinking New World reds, the south is the place to start. Grapes like Negroamaro or Primitvo from Puglia and Nero d’Avola from Sicily make soft, ammicable, full-bodied, fruit-dominant wines. Curious palates should be on the lookout for Cannonau (Grenache), Lagrein, Teroldego, Ruché, Freisa, Cesanese, Schiopettino, Rossese and Gaglioppo to name a few.
- Other Red Blends55
- Tuscan Blends41
- Bordeaux Red Blends26
- Nero d'Avola10
- Cabernet Sauvignon7
- Nerello Mascalese7
- Pinot Noir5
- Other Red Wine2
Feudi di San Gregorio Aglianico Rubrato 2017Aglianico from Italy
Cantine Caggiano Tauri Irpinia Aglianico 2018Aglianico from Campania, Italy
Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi 2013Aglianico from Campania, Italy
Terredora di Paolo Fatica Contadina Taurasi 2012Aglianico from Italy
Mastroberardino Redimore Aglianico 2018Aglianico from Campania, Italy
Azienda Bisceglia Aglianico del Vulture Gudarra 2016Aglianico from Italy
Di Majo Norante Contado Riserva 2015Aglianico from Molise, Italy
Tormaresca Bocca di Lupo 2014Aglianico from Puglia, Italy
Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi 2016Aglianico from Campania, Italy