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 Blends55
- Tuscan Blends42
- Bordeaux Red Blends26
- Nero d'Avola10
- Cabernet Sauvignon7
- Nerello Mascalese7
- Pinot Noir5
- Other Red Wine2
Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2019Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
Passopisciaro Passorosso 2016Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
Planeta Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese 2017Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
Tascante Ghiaia Nera 2018Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2017Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
Cottanera Etna Barbazzale Rosso 2018Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
Pietradolce Contrada Rampante Etna Rosso 2016Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy