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 Blends61
- Tuscan Blends38
- Nero d'Avola16
- Pinot Noir14
- Bordeaux Red Blends12
- Cabernet Sauvignon10
- Other Red Wine10
- Nerello Mascalese7
- Cabernet Franc2
Velenosi Lacrima di Morro d'Alba 2018Other Red Wine from Marche, Italy
Matteo Correggia Anthos 2018Other Red Wine from Piedmont, Italy
Pietra Susumaniello 2018Other Red Wine from Puglia, Italy
Lucchetti Lacrima Di Morro d'Alba 2018Other Red Wine from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
Cantine Astroni Colle Rotondella Piedirosso Campi Flegrei 2018Other Red Wine from Campania, Italy
Montalbera Laccento Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato 2018Other Red Wine from Piedmont, Italy
Pala i Fiori Monica 2018Other Red Wine from Sardinia, Italy
Castello di Verduno Basadone Pelaverga 2018Other Red Wine from Piedmont, Italy
Kellerei Bozen Sudtirol St Magdalener Classico 2018Other Red Wine from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Vini Federici Lazio WWWINE Cesanese 2018Other Red Wine from Lazio, Italy