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 Blends43
- Bordeaux Red Blends26
- Nero d'Avola10
- Nerello Mascalese7
- Cabernet Sauvignon7
- Pinot Noir5
- Other Red Wine2
Casanova di Neri Pietradonice 2017Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy
Cantina Gabriele Cabernet Sauvignon (OU Kosher) 2017Cabernet Sauvignon from Lazio, Italy
Campo alle Comete Cabernet Sauvignon 2016Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy
Villa Pozzi Cabernet Sauvignon 2019Cabernet Sauvignon from Sicily, Italy
Di Majo Norante Cabernet Sauvignon 2018Cabernet Sauvignon from Molise, Italy
Citra Cabernet Sauvignon 2019Cabernet Sauvignon from Abruzzo, Italy
Castello di Monsanto Nemo 2013Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy