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, Lagrein, Teroldego, Ruché, Freisa, Cesanese, Schiopettino, Rossese and Gaglioppo to name a few.
- Other Red Blends90
- Tuscan Blends59
- Bordeaux Red Blends36
- Nero d'Avola14
- Pinot Noir11
- Cabernet Sauvignon11
- Nerello Mascalese5
- Other Red Wine4
- Rhône Blends1
- Cabernet Franc1
Mazzei Philip Cabernet Sauvignon 2015Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy
Belguardo Maremma Toscana 2015Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy
Citra Cabernet Sauvignon 2018Cabernet Sauvignon from Abruzzo, Italy
Di Majo Norante Cabernet Sauvignon 2017Cabernet Sauvignon from Molise, Italy
Tellus Cabernet Sauvignon 2016Cabernet Sauvignon from Umbria, Italy
Prelius Cabernet Sauvignon 2018Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy
Tormaresca Neprica 2017Cabernet Sauvignon from Puglia, Italy
Cantina Gabriele Cabernet Sauvignon (OU Kosher) 2017Cabernet Sauvignon from Lazio, Italy
Campo alle Comete Cabernet Sauvignon 2016Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy
Castello di Monsanto Nemo 2012Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy
Villa Pozzi Cabernet Sauvignon 2018Cabernet Sauvignon from Sicily, Italy