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 Blends53
- Tuscan Blends38
- Bordeaux Red Blends29
- Nero d'Avola10
- Cabernet Sauvignon8
- Pinot Noir7
- Nerello Mascalese6
- Other Red Wine2
Cusumano Nero d'Avola 2019Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy
Planeta Santa Cecilia 2017Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy
Tasca d'Almerita Regaleali Nero d'Avola 2017Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy
Tasca d'Almerita Lamuri Nero d'Avola 2016Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy
Colosi Nero d'Avola 2019Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy
Donnafugata Mille e una Notte 2016Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy
Morgante Don Antonio Nero d'Avola Riserva 2015Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy
Morgante Nero d'Avola 2017Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy
Planeta Controdanza 2017Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy
Zisola Noto Nero d'Avola 2017Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy