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 Blends76
- Bordeaux Red Blends42
- Tuscan Blends40
- Nero d'Avola13
- Other Red Wine10
- Pinot Noir10
- Cabernet Sauvignon5
- Cabernet Franc2
- Rhône Blends1
- Nerello Mascalese1
Abbazia di Novacella Pinot Nero 2018Pinot Noir from Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
J. Hofstatter Meczan Pinot Nero 2016Pinot Noir from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Franz Haas Pinot Nero 2016Pinot Noir from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Kris Pinot Noir 2017Pinot Noir from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
DueTorri Pinot Noir 2017Pinot Noir from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Bottega Vinaia Pinot Noir 2016Pinot Noir from Trentino, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Candoni Pinot Noir 2017Pinot Noir from Lombardy, Italy
St. Michael-Eppan Sanct Valentin Pinot Noir Riserva 2016Pinot Noir from Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Kris Pinot Noir 2016Pinot Noir from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Cantina Gabriele Pinot Noir (OU Kosher) 2017Pinot Noir from Italy