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 Blends909
- Other Red Wine411
- Tuscan Blends199
- Bordeaux Red Blends140
- Nero d'Avola105
- Pinot Noir82
- Cabernet Sauvignon72
- Cabernet Franc22
- Rhône Blends5
- Petit Verdot1
San Giuseppe Wine Company Emilia Lambrusco 2012Lambrusco from Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco di Sorbara Vecchia Modena 2012Lambrusco from Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Azienda Agricola Donati Camillo Il Mio Lambrusco 2012Lambrusco from Emilia-Romagna, Italy