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 Blends446
- Other Red Wine143
- Bordeaux Red Blends100
- Tuscan Blends84
- Cabernet Sauvignon36
- Nero d'Avola33
- Pinot Noir19
- Cabernet Franc7
- Rhône Blends1
- Petit Verdot1
- Nerello Mascalese1
Taurino Notarpanaro 2007Negroamaro from Italy
Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva 2007Negroamaro from Italy
Castello Monaci Liante Salice Salentino 2007Negroamaro from Italy
Li Veli Salice Salentino Pezzo Morgana 2007Negroamaro from Puglia, Italy
Torre Quarto Sangue Blu Negroamaro 2007Negroamaro from Puglia, Italy
Appollonio Casa Vinicola Salento Terragnolo Negroamaro Rosso 2007Negroamaro from Puglia, Italy
Azienda Monaci Salento Le Braci Negroamaro 2007Negroamaro from Puglia, Italy
Feudi di Guagnano Salento Miralde Negroamaro 2007Negroamaro from Puglia, Italy
Moleto Salento Negroamaro 2007Negroamaro from Puglia, Italy
Mocavero Salice Salentino Puteus Riserva 2007Negroamaro from Puglia, Italy