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 Blends367
- Other Red Wine95
- Bordeaux Red Blends65
- Tuscan Blends64
- Nero d'Avola26
- Cabernet Sauvignon19
- Pinot Noir14
- Cabernet Franc5
- Nerello Mascalese2
Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva 2006Negroamaro from Italy
Feudo Monaci Salice Salentino 2006Negroamaro from Italy
Tormaresca Masseria Maime Negroamaro Salento 2006Negroamaro from Italy
Taurino Salice Salentino 2006Negroamaro from Italy
Castello Monaci Liante Salice Salentino 2006Negroamaro from Italy
Azienda Monaci Salento Le Braci Negroamaro 2006Negroamaro from Puglia, Italy
Torre Quarto Sangue Blu Negroamaro 2006Negroamaro from Puglia, Italy
Le Vigne di Sammarco Salento Verve Negroamaro 2006Negroamaro from Puglia, Italy
Tenute Rubino Negroamaro 2006Negroamaro from Puglia, Italy
Feudi di Guagnano Salento Nero di Velluto Negroamaro 2006Negroamaro from Puglia, Italy
Cantina Sampietrana Salice Salentino Vigna delle Monache Riserva 2006Negroamaro from Puglia, Italy