Luna Nuda Red Blend is a classic southern Italy-style red. Full-bodied with enticing floral aromas, this red blend boasts robust character of dark cherries and ripe blackberries followed by hints of licorice and chile peppers.
Pair this wine alongside aged white cheddar, Manchego, roasted short ribs, pasta bolognese, or even desserts such as homemade brownies or red velvet cake.
Luna Nuda comes from one of the best places in the world for growing Pinot Grigio grapes – Italy's Alto Adige Valley. This 100% Pinot Grigio is sourced from the family-owned Castelfeder Estate. It is handcrafted, and bio dynamically farmed. Luna Nuda is the Italian phrase, meaning "Naked Moon" often used by vintners to describe a clear night sky with a bright full moon shining and shimmering over the beautiful Italian countryside.
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.