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 Blends65
- Tuscan Blends18
- Bordeaux Red Blends14
- Cabernet Sauvignon10
- Other Red Wine10
- Nero d'Avola9
- Pinot Noir2
- Cabernet Franc2
Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2002Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Marchesi di Barolo Maraia Barbera di Monferrato 2002Barbera from Piedmont, Italy
Maccario Lavignone Barbera d'Asti 2002Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Michele Chiarlo Le Orme Barbera d'Asti 2002Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Prunotto Fiulot Barbera d'Asti 2002Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Coppo L'Avvocata Barbera d'Asti 2002Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Maccario Barbera d'Asti DOC Berro 2002Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Coppo Camp du Rouss Barbera d'Asti 2002Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Villa Sparina Monferrato Sampo Rosso 2002Barbera from Piedmont, Italy
Paitin Serra Boella Barbera d'Alba 2002Barbera from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
Villa Sparina Rivalta 2002Barbera from Piedmont, Italy