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 Blends72
- Tuscan Blends60
- Bordeaux Red Blends28
- Nero d'Avola12
- Pinot Noir11
- Nerello Mascalese10
- Cabernet Sauvignon10
- Other Red Wine6
- Rhône Blends1
- Cabernet Franc1
Mazzei Philip Cabernet Sauvignon 2016Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy
Cantina Gabriele Cabernet Sauvignon (OU Kosher) 2018Cabernet Sauvignon from Lazio, Italy
Tormaresca Neprica 2018Cabernet Sauvignon from Puglia, Italy
Felsina Maestro Raro Cabernet Sauvignon 2018Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy
Prelius Cabernet Sauvignon 2019Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy
Castello di Monsanto Nemo 2013Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy
Citra Cabernet Sauvignon 2019Cabernet Sauvignon from Abruzzo, Italy
Villa Pozzi Cabernet Sauvignon 2019Cabernet Sauvignon from Sicily, Italy
Mezzacorona Cabernet Sauvignon 2019Cabernet Sauvignon from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Tenuta Sette Ponti Poggio Al Lupo 2018Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy