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 Blends19
- Bordeaux Red Blends13
- Cabernet Sauvignon10
- Nero d'Avola10
- Other Red Wine10
- Pinot Noir2
- Cabernet Franc2
Luna di Luna Merlot/Cabernet 2002Bordeaux Red Blends from Veneto, Italy
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2002Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2002Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
Ornellaia (375ML half-bottle) 2002Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
Cesconi Vigneti delle Dolomiti Pivier 2002Bordeaux Red Blends from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Poggio Bertaio Crovello 2002Bordeaux Red Blends from Umbria, Italy
Badia di Morrona Toscana N'Antia 2002Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Azienda Agricola Titignano Lago di CorbaraSalviano Solideo Rosso 2002Bordeaux Red Blends from Umbria, Italy
Azienda Agricola Elisabetta di Brunetti Toscana Le Marze Rosso 2002Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Villa Sandi Corpore 2002Bordeaux Red Blends from Veneto, Italy
Schiopetto Podere dei Blumeri Rosso 2002Bordeaux Red Blends from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy