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 Blends62
- Tuscan Blends18
- Bordeaux Red Blends13
- Other Red Wine11
- Cabernet Sauvignon10
- Nero d'Avola10
- Pinot Noir2
- Cabernet Franc2
Frescobaldi Castiglioni 2002Tuscan Blends from Italy
Monte Antico Rosso 2002Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Bruni Marteto Morellino di Scansano 2002Tuscan Blends from Scansano, Tuscany, Italy
Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo 2002Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Banfi Magna Cum Laude 2002Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Ruffino Fonte al Sole 2002Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Mazzei Fonterutoli Siepi 2002Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Banfi Centine Toscana 2002Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Castelli del Grevepesa Vin Santo del Chianti Classico Castelgreve 2002Tuscan Blends from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sportoletti Assisi Rosso 2002Tuscan Blends from Umbria, Italy
Colombaio di Cencio I Massi Chianti Classico 2002Tuscan Blends from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Fattoria Campoperi Soc. Agr. S.r.l. Chianti Classico Casale dello Sparviero 2002Tuscan Blends from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy