Italian Red Wine
Picturesque hillsides, endless coastlines and a favorable climate ...
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. 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 Blends868
- Other Red Wine319
- Tuscan Blends202
- Bordeaux Red Blends150
- Nero d'Avola73
- Pinot Noir71
- Cabernet Sauvignon68
- Cabernet Franc20
- Rhône Blends3
- Nerello Mascalese3
- Petit Verdot1
Scaia Corvina 2011Corvina from Veneto, Italy
Allegrini La Poja 2011Corvina from Veneto, Italy
Allegrini La Grola 2011Corvina from Veneto, Italy
Gerardo Cesari S.p.A. Veronese Jema Corvina 2011Corvina from Verona, Veneto, Italy
Cantina Valpantena Torre del Falasco Corvina 2011Corvina from Veneto, Italy
Santa Sofia Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011Corvina from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Remo Farina Corte Conti Cavalli Rosso Veronese 2011Corvina from Veneto, Italy
Alpha Zeta Veronese C Corvina 2011Corvina from Verona, Veneto, Italy