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 Blends7945
- Other Red Wine3346
- Tuscan Blends1799
- Bordeaux Red Blends1384
- Nero d'Avola768
- Cabernet Sauvignon694
- Pinot Noir675
- Cabernet Franc159
- Rhône Blends27
- Petit Verdot11
La Corte Anfora Zinfandel 2002Zinfandel from Italy
La Corte Anfora Zinfandel 2003Zinfandel from Italy
Primaterra Primitivo 2009Zinfandel from Italy
Primaterra Primitivo 2007Zinfandel from Italy
Furlan Castelcosa Primitiva mother Zinfandel 1999Zinfandel from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Furlan Castelcosa Primitiva Mother Zin 2001Zinfandel from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Primaterra Primitivo 2008Zinfandel from Italy
Primaterra Primitivo 2010Zinfandel from Italy
Cantine San Giorgio Why Not?! Salento Zinfandel 2015Zinfandel from Puglia, Italy
Grifone Primitivo Zinfandel 2012Zinfandel from Italy
Red Fire Old Vine Zinfandel 2015Zinfandel from Puglia, Italy