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 Blends530
- Other Red Wine184
- Bordeaux Red Blends115
- Tuscan Blends103
- Nero d'Avola47
- Cabernet Sauvignon37
- Pinot Noir29
- Cabernet Franc7
- Nerello Mascalese2
- Rhône Blends1
Vigne Surrau Cannonau di Sardegna Sincaru 2008Grenache from Sardinia, Italy
Giovanni Montisci Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2008Grenache from Sardinia, Italy
Argiolas Turriga 2008Grenache from Sardinia, Italy
Cantina di Mogoro Cannonau di Sardegna Chio 2008Grenache from Sardinia, Italy
Giuseppe Sedilesu Cannonau di Sardegna Carnevale Riserva 2008Grenache from Sardinia, Italy
Cantina Oliena Cannonau di Sardegna Corrasi Nepente di Oliena Riserva 2008Grenache from Sardinia, Italy
Giovanni Montisci Cannonau di Sardegna 2008Grenache from Sardinia, Italy