Italian red wine

Enjoy the best red wines from Italy

The latitude, climate and landscape of Italy makes it the perfect country for producing quality red wines. In fact, wine is produced in all of the country’s twenty regions, so Italian red wine is a reflection of these regions and their varieties, soils and climates. To give you some examples, we might say that in Piedmont, reds from the DOCG Barolo are full-bodied dry red wines and those from the DOCG Barbaresco are more elegant and refined. Another example would be the Italian red wine from the DOC Bardolino, in Veneto, where they generally make young red wines with a ruby colour and a marked acidity.

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Planeta Etna Rosso 2019

A monovarietal Nerello Mascalese - a Sicilian red wine with a volcanic identity

Italy   DOC Etna (Sicily)

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Vino di Anna Palmentino Rosso 2020

An organic wine from Etna

Italy   Vino da Tavola (Sicily)

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Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso 2020

A Bordeaux coupage with Bolgheri charisma

Italy   DOC Bolgheri Rosso (Tuscany)

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G.D. Vajra Barbera D'Alba 2021

A fresh and exciting Barbera

Italy   DOC Barbera d'Alba (Piedmont)

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Pio Cesare Barbera D'Alba 2020

Ripe fruit, harmony and precious longevity

Italy   DOC Barbera d'Alba (Piedmont)

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Fattoria Rodano Chianti Classico 2019

One of Tuscany’s best kept secrets

Italy   DOCG Chianti Classico (Tuscany)

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Giovanni Rosso Barolo 2017

Power, finesse and elegance

Italy   DOCG Barolo (Piedmont)

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Cascina Morassino Barbera d'Alba 2019

A delicate and seasoned Barbera

Italy   DOC Barbera d'Alba (Piedmont)

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Giovanni Rosso Etna Rosso 2019

Italy   DOC Etna Rosso (Sicily)

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Mazzei Zisola Noto Rosso 2020

The new Nero d'Avola style

Italy   DOC Sicilia (Sicily)

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Vigneti Massa Monleale 2014

A compelling reason to get to know Piedmont

Italy   DOC Colli Tortonesi (Piedmont)

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Podere Il Castellaccio Valénte 2019

A concentrated red wine that leaves its mark

Italy   IGP Toscana (Tuscany)

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Varieties used to make Italian red wines.

Italy is a country that is lucky to have a long history of cultivation when it comes to grape varieties.

Perhaps the most famous grapes used to make Italian red wine are Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. The first is originally from Piedmont and makes very powerful, long aging red wines. The second is typical of Tuscany, and is usually used to make chiantis, easier wines with a somewhat lower aging potential.

Some of the most common varieties by area.

In the northwest of Italy, in Piedmont, the Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto varieties are most common. In the northeast, in Veneto, it’s the Corvina, Molinara and Rondinella varieties; in Friuli, Refosco; in the Trento-Alto Adige, Teroldego, Schiava and Lagrein. In the centre, in Tuscany, it is Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. In the South, in Campania, Aglianico; in Apulia, Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera, Primitivo and Uva di Troia; in Sardinia, Cannonau and Carignano. Finally, in Sicily, it is mostly the Nero d’Avola and Nerello Mascalese varieties.

The Italian red wine scene is extremely rich and diverse thanks to the large number of varieties they grow, the different micro-climates and the diverse soils, with limestone, clay-stony and even volcanic soils. Would you like to try them?