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 Blends400
- Bordeaux Red Blends293
- Tuscan Blends286
- Cabernet Sauvignon61
- Nero d'Avola43
- Other Red Wine29
- Cabernet Franc19
- Nerello Mascalese19
- Pinot Noir4
- Rhône Blends3
- Standard (750ml)7
Terlan Greis Riserva Lagrein 2015Lagrein from Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Abbazia di Novacella Lagrein 2010Lagrein from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Terlan Porphyr Riserva Lagrein 2015Lagrein from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Terlan Porphyr Riserva Lagrein 2012Lagrein from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Terlan Porphyr Riserva Lagrein 2013Lagrein from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Niklas Lagrein 2009Lagrein from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy