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The 20 Best Wines from Italy (updated to 2021)

The 20 Best Wines from Italy (updated to 2021)

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BEST RED WINES IN TUSCANY

To learn more, discover the best Italian red wines from Tuscany, from the classic denominations Brunello di MontalcinoChianti Classico and Nobile di MontepulcianoMorellino di Scansano up to the famous Supertuscan wines and Bolgheri wines.

Brunello, Chianti Classico and Nobile

In Tuscany, among the famous and historic wineries of the best Italian red wines, we should mention the experience of Clemente Santi, founder of Biondi Santi and inventor of Brunello di Montalcino, with its historic 1888 vintage.

Subsequently, there were virtuous internationally renowned multi-award-winning interpreters including SolderaMarronetoCasanuova di Neri and many others, read more in the article dedicated to the best Brunello di Montalcino.

Among the best Italian red wines and historic Tuscan cellars, Barone Ricasoli cannot be missing, a symbol par excellence of the history of Chianti Classico, with a tradition dating back to the Middle Ages.

In any case, the excellences of Chianti Classico are innumerable, of great importance the experiences of Castello di Volpaia, Felsina, Castello di Monsanto, Brancaia, Castello di Ama, Lamole, Fonterutoli, Isole and Olena, Riecine, Monteraponi, Castello di Meleto, Istine, San Giusto a Rentennano.

Find out more in the article dedicated to the best Chianti Classico.

Among the Sangiovese-based wines there is also one of the best and most historic Italian red wines, as well as the first Italian wine to be able to boast the prestigious DOCG: the Nobile di Montepulciano. Find out more in the article dedicated to the best producers of Nobile di Montepulciano.

Supertuscan, Bolgheri and International Varieties

Among the absolute protagonists of the best most famous Italian red wines in the world, Tenuta San Guido could not be missing, symbol of the enological renaissance of Tuscany and of Bolgheri with its famous wine: Sassicaia, which saw its first historic vintage of 1968.

Sassicaia, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc of Bordeaux inspiration, was created in Castagneto Carducci by Mario Incisa della Rocchetta flanked by the legendary oenologist Giacomo Tachis.

Find out more information on the best Bolgheri wines in the dedicated article.

Of great historical importance among the best Italian red wines is the Pergole Torte di Montevertine, born in 1977 and created thanks to the contribution of the genius loci of Sangiovese, Giulio Gambelli. A wine that boasts one of the most beautiful labels among Italian wines.

Memorable among the best Italian red wines are the pure Sangiovese Flaccianello di Fontodi and the historic Marchesi Antinori, pioneers of the famous Supertuscans: wines with a modern style of French inspiration and embellished with international vines.

These include Tignanello (born in 1970) and Ornellaia (1985), but without doubt also the majestic Merlot in purity ‘Masseto‘ (1986) by the Marchesi de ‘Frescobaldi, an iconic winery for thirty generations linked to the production of red wine in Tuscany.

The very successful supertuscan wines are countless, find out more in the article dedicated to the best supertuscan wines.

BEST RED WINES OF PIEDMONT: BARBARESCO AND BAROLO

Discover the best Italian red wines of Piedmont, with the famous Nebbiolo-based wines such as BaroloBarbaresco.

Piedmont is certainly among the most important regions for the production of the best red wines in Italy. Among the best most famous Italian red wines of Piedmont, the wines of Giove Tonante of Italian enology, Angelo Gaja with his sensational Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo, born in 1867, cannot be missing.

Among the best Italian red wines, the sumptuous Barbaresco di Roagna, Giacosa and La Spinetta wines are also very successful.

But the excellences in the Barbaresco area are innumerable, the wines of Dosio, Bera, Castello di Neive, Montaribaldi, Tenute Cisa Asinari, Scarpa, Collina Serragrilli, Socrè, Dante Rivetti and many others are of great interest.

Barolo: Traditionalists and Modernists

Nebbiolo has given birth to some of the most appreciated wines in the world with the ‘King’ of Italian red wines: Barolo, (1835-1855) thanks to the impulse of Juliette Colbert and Cavour and their cellar masters at the Castle of Grinzane.

Starting from the mid-1980s Barolo experienced a harsh dichotomy between traditionalists and modernists, among the latter there were the famous revolutionaries Barolo Boys: Altare, Rivetti, Boschis, Voerzio and others.

The modernists began to adopt shorter vinification and refinement in barriques, giving light to more colorful wines, less tannic and with sweet spice aromas.

Among the best Barolo wines of the traditionalists, Barolo Bartolo Mascarello had a great media success, with its provocative 1996 cult label ‘No Barrique no Berlusconi‘. But there are many Barolo excellences that can be counted among the best Italian red wines.

Certainly to be mentioned among the best and most famous Italian red wines, the wines of Giacomo Conterno with his iconic Barolo Monfortino and Barolo Francia. The best Italian red wines produced with Barolo are countless, among these in addition to the already mentioned, the extraordinary wines of citric Rinaldi, but also the wines of Giacosa, Sandrone, Vajra, Palladino, Cappellano, Burlotto, Giuseppe Mascarello & Son, Renato Ratti.

Of great interest among the best Italian red wines are also the Barolo wines of the Marchesi di Barolo, Prunotto, Cavallotto, Ceretto, Pio Cesare, Vietti, Fenocchio, Ettore Germano, Michele Chiarlo, Schiavenza and many others.

Find out more about the best Barolo producers in the article dedicated to the best, most famous and best Barolo wines for value for money.

BEST RED WINES OF VENETO: AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA

Of extraordinary historical success among the best Italian red wines famous in the world, Amarone della Valpolicella could not be missing.

Amarone was codified in 1936 thanks to the impulse of the Cantina Sociale Valpolicella Negrar, followed by countless interpreters who have conquered the international scene.

Among the best Italian red wines, the most famous and iconic are dutifully worth mentioning the famous wines of Quintarelli, Romano dal Forno and Zýmē, Bertani. Of great international importance among the best red wines in Italy are the famous Amarone della Valpolicella di Masi, Tommasi, Tedeschi, Brunelli, Venturini.

The sensational wines of Allegrini, Zenato, Gerardo Cesari, Sartori, Tommaso Bussola, Secondo Marco and the artisanal wines of Monte dei Ragni should also be considered among the most famous and best Italian red wines of Amarone della Valpolicella.

To learn more, read the article dedicated to the best Amarone della Valpolicella.

BEST RED WINES FROM TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

In South Tyrol, in the context of the best Italian red wines, Ludwig Barth von Barthenau‘s intuition was a luminary in importing Pinot Noir to the Mazon plateau, shortly after the second half of the 1800s.

Subsequently, Pinot Noir in Alto Adige gave life to some of the best Italian red wines thanks to the mastery of historical and award-winning interpreters such as Hofstatter, Franz Haas, Elena Walch, Girlan, Gottardi.

Among the best Italian red wines in Trentino Alto Adige, the wines produced with Pinot Noir, Lagrein and Schiava of the highest level social wineries such as Nals Malgreid, Cantina Terlano, Cantina Bolzano, San Michele Appiano, Cantina Toblino, Cantina Merano and many others are also interesting. .

Find out more in the articles dedicated to the best wineries in Trentino Alto Adige and the best Pinot Noirs in Trentino Alto Adige.

The very elegant Bordeaux blend of Tenute San Leonardo of the Marchesi Guerrieri Gonzaga is one of the best Italian red wines. To learn more, read the article dedicated to the best Italian Bordeaux blend.

BEST RED WINES OF CENTRAL ITALY

In Abruzzo in the context of the best Italian red wines, the experiences with the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo of the wines of Valentini, Marina Cvetic Masciarelli and Emidio Pepe are of great interest.

In Lazio among the best Italian red wines are famous interpretations of international vines such as Merlot, Cabernet and Syrah of the famous Casale del Giglio and Famiglia Cotarella companies, but also the excellent red wines of Tenuta di Fiorano and Ômina Romana to be taken into consideration.

Among the best red wines of Lazio, the territorial wines of Damiano Ciolli, Coletti Conti, De Sanctis, San Giovenale and Principe Pallavicini are also of great interest.

To learn more, discover the article dedicated to the best wines of Lazio.

In the Marche region, among the best Italian red wines with an international character of particular importance are the ‘Kurni’ of Oasi degli Angeli based on Montepulciano and the award-winning red wines with an international flavor of Velenosi and Santa Barbara.

In Umbria among the best Italian red wines to be taken into consideration are Arnaldo Caprai and Bocale‘s Sagrantino di Montefalco and Lungarotti‘s Torgiano Rosso.

BEST RED WINES OF SOUTH ITALY AND ISLANDS

In Campania, the sensational and austere Taurasi are among the best Italian red wines.

Among the best Italian red wines Taurasi certainly to be considered are the wines of the historic Mastroberardino winery, founded in 1878. But also the elegant wines of Feudi di San Gregorio and Galardi, and the extraordinary wines of Quintodecimo by Luigi Moio, expert in the perfume of wine, are also fascinating.

Of great interest among the best red wines of Campania are also the experiences of Cantine di Marzo, La Guardiense, Cantine Lonardo, Salvatore Molettieri, Marisa Cuomo, Montevetrano, Benito Ferrara, Bosco de ‘Medici, Torricino, Luigi Tecce, Antonio Caggiano, Contrade di Taurasi, Picariello and many others.

Montevetrano wines are also very successful, assisted by the famous oenologist Riccardo Cotarella.

In Basilicata, among the best Italian red wines, the interpretations of Aglianico del Vulture wines by Elena Fucci and Paternoster should be considered with particular attention. However, there are also other interesting experiences such as the red wines of Terre degli Svevi, Cantine del Notaio, Grifalco della Lucania and many others.

In Calabria, among the best Italian red wines, it is possible to be fascinated by the Gaglioppo-based wines of large companies such as Librandi and Statti but also the artisanal wines of ‘A VitaSergio Arcuri and Tenute Terre Nobili. Of great interest also among the best red wines of Calabria can not miss the biodynamic / organic wines of Ceraudo.

In Sicily, among the best Italian red wines, the results on Etna are also very interesting with the sensational wines based on Nerello Mascalese including the award-winning wines of Graci, Passopisciaro, Tenuta delle Terre Nere, Tenute del Bosco, Girolamo Russo and Pietradolce. But among the best Italian red wines in Sicily also the exceptional results of Tasca d’Almerita and the excellent Sicilian red wines of Donnafugata, Planeta and Cusumano.
In Puglia among the best Italian red wines of international resonance to be taken into consideration extraordinary Primitivo di Manduria ‘Es’ by Gianfranco Fino.

In Sardinia, among the best Italian red wines, the biodynamic wines of Dettori, the voluminous wines based on Carignano di Capichera, the red wines based on Cannonau by Giovanni Montisci, but also the sensational wines of ArgiolasSantadiMesa and the wines are very compelling by Sella & Mosca.

BEST VINTAGES OF RED WINES IN ITALY

To choose among the best Italian red wines, however, it is essential to also know the best vintages of red wines in Italy with scores and star ratings.

Discover the articles dedicated to the best vintages of Chianti ClassicoBrunello di MontalcinoBaroloBarbaresco and Amarone della Valpolicella red wines. You will also find detailed information on the climate trend.

BEST RED WINES IN ITALY

What are the best red wines in Italy? Discover the wines recommended by Italy’s Finest Wines. The excellences that have marked the history of the best Italian red wines are truly many and any type of synthesis is inevitably lacking.

Some producers have been part of groups and movements, others have had unique stories as soloists. Let’s discover together some of the most historiciconic and best Italian red wines. We will also include other famous Italian red wines which in recent years have been making headlines internationally.

To learn more about the best red wines in Italy, read also the articles dedicated to the best Barolo wines, the best Brunello di Montalcino, the best Chianti Classico, the best Amarone della Valpolicella, the best Italian and Supertuscan Bordeaux blends, the best Bolgheri and the best Nobile di Montepulciano. Discover also the articles on the best Italian Merlot, the best Italian Cabernet Sauvignon, the best Italian Cabernet Franc, the best Italian Pinot Noir, the best Italian Syrah.

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BEST RED WINES OF NORTHERN ITALY


Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2013 – Giacomo Conterno

Description: It is olfactively articulated in a kaleidoscope of floral timbres among which wisteria and violet stand out, followed by small red fruits and medicinal herbs, embellished with suggestions of austere spices, tobacco, goudron and blood shades. On the palate it is rich and enveloping, with compact and powerful tannins that evolve in progression towards a finish of extraordinary persistence in which the fruit echoes the protagonist.

Alcoholic fermentation in 61 hl oak vats with long maceration on the skins; malolactic fermentation in Austrian oak barrels of different sizes.

Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo

A historic and iconic wine born from the best vintages and the best grapes of the renowned cru Francia in Serralunga d’Alba in 1978. Undisputed protagonist in the history of the Langhe: titanic, exciting and sensational persistence and evolutionary potential. Without a doubt one of the most iconic, historical and best internationally recognized Italian red wines.

Indicative price: 900 €

Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo 2015 – Gaja

Description: The nose is lysergic, characterized by fruity black cherry and plum nuances, embellished with notes of tea, licorice and orange peel and peaty nuances. On the palate it is voluminous and enveloping, with a sculptural polyphenolic set that supports the palate and stretches towards a finish of extraordinary character and persistence.

Grapes: Nebbiolo 100%

A true legend of Italian enology which saw the birth of its first label in 1967. One of the best Italian red wines for expressiveness and vigor on the palate.

Approximate price: 500 €

Barolo 2016 – Bartolo Mascarello

Description: The bouquet is articulated on intense tones of ripe red fruits, withered flowers, continuing its evolution towards notes of roasting, tobacco, returns of camphor and sylvan suggestions of autumn woods. The mouth is full and dry, the powerful and material tannins in progress spread over the palate and are well balanced by a strong acidity. The finish is of great persistence with delicate references to fruit and spices.

Grapes: Nebbiolo 100%

A classic and sincere wine of extraordinary evolutionary potential born from one of the most iconic wineries in the Langhe. Ineffable expression of the varietal character of Nebbiolo. An icon of Italian enology, deservedly among the most famous, historic and best Italian red wines.

Approximate price: 200 €

Barolo Riserva ‘Cerretta – Vigna Bricco’ 2013 – Elio Altare

Description: Stratified nuances of cherry in alcohol, plum, potpourri of dried flowers and aromatic herbs that stretch towards balsamic resins, ethereal nuances and undergrowth. The palate is characterized by strong, clear and smooth tannins, well integrated by an acid vein that gives great freshness.

Grapes: Nebbiolo 100%

One of the most important interpretations of Barolo that has enchanted wine lovers all over the world, created by the genius loci of the Langhe and leader of the Barolo Boys, Elio Altare. A complex and seductive telluric wine. Certainly among the most famous, historical and best Italian red wines.

Approximate price: 120 €

Barolo ‘Brunate’ 2016 – Giuseppe Rinaldi 

Description: Nose rich in facets, including aromas of cherries in alcohol, black licorice, dried flowers and mentholated balsamic hints and orange peel. On the palate it develops harmoniously on an enveloping tannic texture. Good persistence finish. Fermentation is spontaneous and takes place by the action of indigenous yeasts for about 25 days in Slavonian oak vats.

Grapes: Nebbiolo 100%

An iconic, sincere and imperishable wine, made by the famous winemaker Giuseppe Rinaldi, known as citric for its stubbornness. Deservedly among the best Italian red wines for the disarming sincerity in becoming an uncompromising narrator of the sensational expressiveness of Barolo. Certainly among the famous and historical Italian red wines.

Indicative price: 200 €

Barolo ‘Lazzarito’ 2016 – Vietti

Stratified sensations on clear scents of wild strawberries and raspberry to which are added suggestions of officinal herbs, orange peel, blood reminiscences and empyheumatic notes The sip is smooth with a well-defined tannic texture which is counterbalanced by a pacing acidity and a compact tannin Sensationally dashed.

Grapes: Nebbiolo

Among the best expressions of Barolo from one of the most iconic wineries in the Langhe. Elegantly whimsical wine sui generis, adamant and emphatic with pressing tannins: great territorial identity. Fully among the best Italian and most iconic red wines.

Indicative price: 150 €

Barolo Ornato 2016 – Pio Cesare

Description: Multifaceted and passionate bouquet: on display it outlines raspberry and cherry in spirit to which roasting sensations, goudron and tobacco are linked. On the palate it is material with dense tannins of great thickness. Long, clean and enveloping finish.

Grapes: Nebbiolo 100%

One of the most important historic cellars of the Langhe, born in 1881. An expansive but also vertical wine, fully qualified among the best Italian red wines for sensational dialectic between structure and elegance.

Indicative price: 100 €

Pajè Barbaresco Vecchie Viti 2014 – Roagna

Description: The olfactory picture is enveloped by a broad and detailed olfactory bouquet: seducing with tones of dried violet, ripe dark fruit in jam, plum and empyheumatic and goudron nuances. The mouth is full and overwhelming with great extract, characterized by a very long finish with balsamic echoes. Fermentation takes place exclusively in wooden vats thanks to a pied de cuve of indigenous yeasts.

Grapes: Nebbiolo 100%

An iconic interpretation of Barbaresco produced from vines between the ages of 50 and 60: a stubborn and resolute wine, a synthesis of territoriality, craftsmanship and evolution. Fully among the best Italian red wines for its overwhelming and inexorable persistence on the palate.

Approximate price: 350 €

San Leonardo Tenuta 2015 – San Leonardo

Description: Sensation the olfactory splectrum that is outlined on dark and ripe berries well integrated with nuances of green pepper, humus, cocoa powder and vanilla. On the palate there is space in an enveloping and fresh sip with excellent structure and persistence.

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carménère, Merlot

Perhaps the most important and historic Italian Bordeaux blend. A voluminous wine with a lyrical and refined character. Fully among the most famous and best Italian red wines.

Indicative price: 70 €

Amarone ‘Monte Lodoletta’2013 – Romano Dal Forno

A wine that has made Amarone history internationally. It seduces with clear and fragrant registers, articulated between suggestions of red berries and plum to which dark chocolate, goudron and roasting are added.
The palate is very glyceric with a powerful, lively tannic texture in progress, excellent persistence.

Grapes: Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara

A wine with an extraordinary evolutionary potential, vigorous and penetrating. With full rights among the most famous, historical and best Italian red wines for sensory explosiveness and olfactory eloquence.

Approximate price: 320 €

Amarone Classico 2011 – Quintarelli 

Characteristics: A riot of dark berries in jam and plum that fade towards withered red flowers, tobacco, tar, mentholated and ethereal sensations. Expansive and enveloping palate with a finish in which fruit and spices echo.

Grapes: Corvina Veronese 55%, Rondinella 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%, Other Grapes 5%

One that has marked the history of Amarone internationally. Monumental character, with an exciting and very multifaceted nose. Among the most historic and best Italian red wines for solemnity and olfactory lyricism.

Approximate price: 245 €

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011  – Bertani

Description: Elegant and multifaceted bouquet, with fruity brushstrokes of blackberries in jam and cherries in spirit, balsamic tones and hints of autumn spices, tar and licorice. The sip is very long, well balanced in its components and with continuous balsamic returns of roasting and blackberry.

Grapes: Corvina Veronese 80%, Rondinella 20%

Fully among the best and most iconic and historic Italian red wines among Amarone wines. Powerful, with an unusual elegant austerity: it is a wine that does not hesitate, an impeccable representation of Valpolicella’s expressive potential.

Approximate price: 90 €

Amarone Classico Riserva ‘La Mattonara’ 2006 – Zymé

Characteristics: Scents of blackberry jam and dried figs combine with dehydrated flower registers and echoes of black and toasted pepper. The sip is clear and smooth, well balanced between fine-grained tannins and excellent flavor.

A very material wine, slightly austere and surprisingly persistent. Extraordinary aging potential. Deservedly among the best Italian red wines.

Approximate price: 235 €

Pinot Nero ‘Ludwig Barth von Bartheneau Vigna Roccolo’ 2015 – Hofstatter

Characteristics: Nose initially played on notes of wild raspberry, wild strawberries, blood and humus nuances embellished with sweeter woodsy tones between white chocolate and vanilla and cloves.

Grapes: Pinot Nero 100%

An Italian red wine that wrote the history of Pinot Noir in Alto Adige in Mazon. One of the best interpretations of Pinot Noir for finesse: expansive but long-limbed, with sculptural tannins and a persistence that unravels enveloping and imperishable. Certainly among the most historic and best Italian red wines

Approximate price: 190 €

Pinot Nero ‘Ponkler’ 2015 – Franz Haas

Description The bouquet is captivating and outlines notes of ripe red berries, white chocolate, cloves and alpine flora. On the palate it reveals a silky tannic texture, well integrated with a pleasant acidity that makes the drink fresh and smooth.

Grapes: Pinot Nero

An extraordinary wine, an icon of Pinot Noir in Italy. It is an enveloping wine that brings to mind sensorial archetypes, deservedly among the best Italian red wines for identity and enhancement of the variety of the most loved grape of all.

Indicative price: 80 €

Lagrein Riserva Taber 2016 – Cantina Bolzano

Description: Varietal olfactory tones, of dark fruit and potpourri of roses and violets are mixed with balsamic sensations of resin, eucalyptus, undergrowth and autumn spices. On the palate it is warm and sumptuous, with a defined tannin that denotes great evolutionary potential.

Grapes: Lagrein 100%

A wine of great eloquence, where the great intelligibility of the fruit and the woody echoes bring us back to the essence of a territory. Among the best Italian red wines for seductive drinking, with a sensational harmonious and peremptory character.

Indicative price: 50 €

Pinot Nero Riserva ‘Vigna Ganger’ 2016 – Girlan 

Description: Outlines seductive notes of wild strawberry followed by humus, resin, suggestions of medicinal herbs and graphite. On the palate it is voluminous and solemn with well-marked tannins of great presence and synergistically linked to a strong acidity that gives balanced freshness.

Grapes: Pinot Nero

One of the most compelling interpretations of Pinot Nero in Italy. An imaginative and slender wine, rich in fruit and balsamic suggestions One of the best Italian red wines for taste-olfactory finesse

Indicative price: 135 €

Granato 2018 Vigneti delle Dolomiti – Elisabetta Foradori

Description: Unmistakable notes of pomegranate, red currant and cherry evolve towards balsamic and roasting tones that remind us of licorice root, nepitella and coffee. The sip is wide and has a very pleasant structure, with a well-smoothed tannin with a soft and elegant finish, which fades towards sylvan nuances.

Grapes: Teroldego 100%

At Foradori Teroldego reaches the pinnacle of quality, giving an unprecedented wine, the result of a philosophy that lets the terroir express itself to its fullest potential. Powerful and unique of its kind, it is certainly one of the best red wines in Italy for its eloquent and very enjoyable drink.

Indicative price: 50 €

Porphyr Lagrein Riserva DOC 2016 – Terlan

Description: It opens onto a clear and vertical aromatic range: the dark fruit in the background slowly gives way to notes of bitter cocoa powder, licorice root, vanilla and black tea. The taste is harmonious and well structured, with a compound tannin and a finish with fruity echoes of great persistence.

Grapes: Lagrein 100%

A wine of elegance and extraordinary evolutionary potential, produced by one of the best South Tyrolean wineries and all of Italy. A sincere and very fine expression of Lagrein, it conquers us from the first sip.

Rosso 2015 – Miani 

Characteristics: An elegant and sumptuous wine, where delicate notes of withered flowers, dark berries and musk and roasting tones are the prelude to a dense and enveloping sip.

Grapes: Merlot, Refosco, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

Characteristics: An eloquent representation, an undisputed witness of the excellence of the Colli Orientali del Friuli. A refined and harmonious wine, characterized by a greedy stratified born that closes on sylvan notes and a soft and captivating tannin.

Approximate price: 125 €

BEST RED WINES OF CENTRAL ITALY


Brunello di Montalcino 2012 – Biondi-Santi

Description: The bouquet is penetrating and complex, played on intense notes of ripe cherry, currant and violet, embellished with juniper berries, eucalyptus, medicinal herbs, leather and undergrowth. On the palate it is vigorous and enveloping with tannins that envelop the mouth in an engaging sip and imperishable persistence.

Grapes: Sangiovese 100%

A wine that gave birth to the legend of Brunello di Montalcino. Wine of extraordinary elegance, whose majestic tannic texture portends a sensational aging potential. With full rights among the best Italian red wines, among the most famous, historical and iconic.

Approximate price: 120 €

Masseto’ 2015 Toscana Rosso IGT – Tenuta dell’Ornellaia

Involving the aromatic framework that is articulated between blueberries, ripe blackberries, flanked by light spicy notes of vanilla, cocoa powder and smoky notes. On the palate it has a sumptuous tannic texture, elegantly powerful but smooth.

Grapes: Merlot%

Considered the best Italian Merlot. One of the best Italian red wines for its ability to combine structure and aromatic finesse and great and silkiness. Mediterranean and aristocratic character. Fully among the best Italian red wines.

Approximate price: 750 €

‘Sassicaia’ 2015 DOC Sassicaia – Tenuta San Guido

Description: Titillates the nose alternating intense varietal aromas of cherry, myrtle, scrubland, eucalyptus and hints of green pepper. The taste is material and harmonious with powerful and velvety tannins well balanced by a pressing acidity that creates a sensational balance of freshness on the palate.

Grapes: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Cabernet Franc.

A wine that has made the history of Cabernet wines in Italy and has paved the way for the wines of Bolgheri: dutifully one of the best red wines for indisputable finesse. A lysergic, refined but imaginative wine that tells of the eloquence of the Tuscan terroir.

Approximate price: 220 €

Le Pergole Torte 2016 – Montevertine

Characteristics: Aromas initially played on notes of black cherry, violet violets and blood orange embellished with more enigmatic hints of wild catmint and humus. On the palate well-hatched and compact tannins and great acidity that confers smoothness.

Grapes: Sangiovese 100%

A historic and intoxicating wine among the best interpretations of pure Sangiovese for its multifaceted taste-olfactory complexity.

Refined, elegiac and long-limbed: of interesting iodized flavor and inexhaustible persistence in which the varietal character of Sangiovese re-emerges in its eloquence. Certainly one of the most historic and best Italian red wines.

Approximate price: 240 €

Colore 2016 Toscana Rosso IGT – Bibi Graetz

Incisive aromas of ripe cherries and blackberries enhanced by nuances of leather, cloves and medicinal herbs. On the palate it presses with a thick, penetrating and silky tannic texture mitigated by a strong acidity. It opens for a balsamic finish, of very long persistence.

Grapes: Sangiovese 100%

An imaginative and elegant wine, among the best Italian red wines for expressiveness and enhancement of the character of Sangiovese in the hills of Fiesole. It stretches towards a balsamic and persistent finish making the mind travel towards reminiscences and olfactory archetypes.

Indicative price: 300 €

Tignanello’ 2016 – Toscana Rosso IGT – Antinori

Characteristics: On the nose penetrating and leads us to incisive fruity tones of ripe cherry and dried flower potpourri followed by delicate woody brushstrokes of vanilla, cocoa powder. The sip is solemn, silky and voluminous, with great persistence.

Grapes: Sangiovese – Cabernet Sauvignon – Cabernet Franc

The first Italian Super Tuscan, produced for the first time in 1970.
Among the most historic and best Italian red wines for classic elegance: A French-style peacock-tailed wine: it opens dark to reveal expansive and telluric on the palate.

Indicative price: 90 €

‘Ornellaia’ Bolgheri Superiore DOC  2015 – Tenuta dell’Ornellaia

Description: Raspberry, and wild strawberries stretch towards a finish rich in suggestions of cloves, tobacco, resin, bark and iodized tones. The mouth is immediately enveloped by powerful and silky tannins that slowly leave room for a long and fruity finish.

Grapes: Cabernet sauvignon 56%, Merlot 27%, Cabernet franc 10%, Petit verdot 7%

Born in 1981, it is still one of the most famous super Tuscans internationally. Superb on the nose and eloquent on the palate, it is a wine with a sensational intelligibility that layers complex aromatic tones defined and unusual.

Surely one of the most historic and best Italian red wines for olfactory complexity but also material and resolute palate.

Approximate price: 220 €

Solaia Antinori 2017 Toscana IGT Rosso – Antinori

Description: A kaleidoscope of notes of red fruit and nipitella embellished with elegant woody notes of roasting and cocoa powder. The taste is broad and clean, characterized by a compact and mature tannin. Sensational persistence on the fruit, spices,

Grapes: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Franc
Invented by Piero Antinori in 1978 it is one of the best Italian supertuscan red wines. A sumptuous and slender wine, with a long and satisfying sip, among the most famous and best Italian red wines for depth and olfactory precision.

Approximate price: 325 €

Flaccianello della Pieve 2016 – Colli Toscana Centrale IGT – Fontodi

Description: On the nose it spreads intense notes of ripe cherry and red orange peel followed by autumn spices and juniper berries. Well-defined and measured tannins and pacing acidity that gives great freshness and drinkability.

Grapes: Sangiovese 100%

Considered among the most famous Supertuscans, a wine that has marked generations of enthusiasts all over the world. A long-limbed and vibrant wine. Among the most historic and best Italian red wines for maximizing the varietal character of Sangiovese.

Approximate price: 90 €

Redigaffi 2017 – Tua Rita

Description: It opens in a kaleidoscope of aromas between notes of blueberries and blackberry jam followed by a more austere character of dark cocoa powder, cardamom, incense and undergrowth. The palate with a silky tannin and good acidity that favors drinkability. Great flavor and excellent persistence.

Grapes: Syrah 100%

One of the best interpretations of Syrah in Italy. Sapid and seductive with intact fruit of great intelligibility, embellished but not masked by the tertiary notes. Fully among the most famous and best Italian red wines for the enhancement of the vine of the famous Middle Eastern variety.

Indicative price: 270 €

Syrah ‘Apice’ 2016 –  Stefano Amerighi 

Description: The aromatic picture is interesting, spreading elegant and intense notes of blackberry and blueberry, blood nuances, salted capers, patchouli for a spicy finish. On the palate it is enveloping, flowing and with unscrupulous tannins and sensational acidity.

Grapes: Syrah 100%

Considered one of the most virtuous and imaginative interpretations in Italy of the grape that became famous in the Hermitage. A Syrah with a great material extract but also distinguished by the character: multifaceted and seductive nose and compact, vigorous and exciting tannins. Fully among the best Italian red wines.

Approximate price: 45 €

‘Cepparello’ 2016 – Toscana Rosso IGT – Isole e Olena

A harmonious wine, with a fresh drink but enriched by strong brushstrokes of wild strawberries, cassis, eucalyptus, leather and shades of undergrowth. Great extract that creates a sensational counterpoint with the pounding acidity typical of Sangiovese. Emphatic and penetrating finish.

Grapes: Sangiovese 100%

Among the most historic and best Italian red wines for balance and harmony and ability to enhance and integrate the tertiary notes. A vibrant wine, historical, iconic and incisive representation of Sangiovese.

Indicative price: 80 €

Brunello di Montalcino 2015 – Poggio di Sotto

Characteristics: Ripe and preserved red fruit, which stretch towards a finish of austere spices, goudron, spicy nuances and undergrowth Great polyphenolic extract and final length and great precision

Grapes: Sangiovese 100%

One of the best versions of Brunello di Montalcino with international success. A powerful, prolix and exciting wine. Ideal wine for enthusiasts, certainly among the most famous and best Italian red wines.

Approximate price: 145 €

Brunello di Montalcino ‘Cerretalto’ 2012 – Casanova di Neri

Description: The aromatic spectrum is seductive and outlines nuances of ripe cherry, wild raspberry to make room for woody tones, tar and tobacco. On the palate it is voluminous, with a very thick tannic texture well outlined and synergistically linked to an acidity that creates dialectics and rhythm. Excellent persistence with afterward echoes of fruit and spices.

Grapes: Sangiovese 100%

An unmissable wine: triumph of aromas and skilfully integrated tertiary notes. It is a duty to rank it among the best Italian red wines for its ability to masterfully renew the character of the Brunello di Montalcino we are used to.

Approximate price: € 285

Brunello di Montalcino ‘Madonna delle Grazie’ 2015 – Il Marroneto 

Description: Faceted, fine and complex character: it opens on exposure on berries and ripe cherries, embellished with spices, blood notes, licorice and officinal herbs. Great extract in the mouth with compact tannins of great thickness and finesse. Excellent persistence and elegance.

Grapes: Sangiovese 100%

An imaginative and exciting wine, an interpretation of extraordinary elegance of Brunello di Montalcino, certainly among the best Italian red wines for sensational dialectic between fruit clarity and tertiary notes.

Approximate price: 255 €

Case Basse 2015 – Toscana IGT Rosso – Soldera

Description: It is articulated between dark tones of red fruits such as wild strawberries and wild raspberries and dried flower poutporri followed by a more austere register of coffee powder, juniper berries and leather.

It presses the palate with an impressive and silky tannin and a good acidity that favors drinkability. The material and final mineral trail of extraordinary persistence is sensational.

Grapes: Sangiovese 100%

Brunello di Montalcino telluric, enveloping, savory and exciting. Deservedly among the most historic and best Italian red wines. Considered internationally as one of the most virtuous interpretations of Sangiovese.

Approximate price: 650 €

Brunello di Montalcino ‘Vigna Vecchia’ – Le Ragnaie 2013

Description: It gives off intense tones of raspberry, strawberry grapes in alcohol, white chocolate and tobacco. In the mouth it has a well-defined, compact tannin and a great grip acidity that creates harmony and cleanliness to the sip. Excellent persistence on balsamic echoes.

A whimsical and exciting organic Brunello di Montalcino. Among Best for expressive interpretation of Sangiovese. Duly among the best emerging Italian red wines.

Approximate price: 130 €

‘L’Apparita’ 2015 Toscana Rosso IGT – Castello di Ama

Description: Red fruits in evidence among which stand out ripe black fruits, plum, epiphanies of autumnal forest walks followed by pleasant sandalwood and sweet tobacco.

Grapes: Merlot 100%

Recognized as one of the best Italian red wines produced with Merlot: great mastery in the varietal interpretation of the Bordeaux grape. Enveloping, dense and majestic with a boundless and archaic finish.

Indicative price: 250 €

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione ‘Colonia’ 2017 – Fèlsina

Description: On the nose it convinces us with intriguing notes of dark wild berries, violets and iris that mix with austere toasted nuances and sweet spices. On the palate it is enveloping, the tannic texture is material and supported by a nice acidity. Harmonious and persistent finish.

Grapes: Sangiovese 100%

The beating heart of Chianti Classico, Felsina seduces us with an intense wine of extraordinary character, an impeccable quintessence of Sangiovese. Fully qualified among the best Italian red wines for their great depth, fascinating, and highly recognizable.

Approximate price: 90 €

Chianti Classico Riserva ‘Il Poggio’ 2016 – Castello di Monsanto

Description: Characteristics: It fascinates with its lively and passionate olfactory framework that leads between notes of wild raspberry and blackberry embellished with spicy and roasted tones and stretches towards a finish on aromatic herbs between nepitella and musk. The sip has a sensational extract, voluminous, silky, of imperishable persistence.

Grapes: Sangiovese 90%, Canaiolo and Colorino 10%

This historic Castello di Monsanto cru was born from the historic vineyard planted in 1962. Among the best Chianti Classico in circulation. A French-style peacock-tailed telluric wine: it opens slyly and seductively to reveal itself sensationally expansive and majestic on the palate. Deservedly among the best Italian red wines.

Approximate price: 52 €

Coltassala’ Chianti Classico 2015 – Castello di Volpaia

Characteristics: It captures the sense of smell with intense aromas of ripe cherries and dried strawberries which blend with sensations of eucalyptus powder, orange peel and sweet woody spices. On the palate it is pervasive, material and fresh, with a sensational velvety extract.

Grapes: Sangiovese 95%, Mammolo 5%

One of the best and most expressive Chianti Classico from the famous Radda organic winery assisted by the renowned winemaker Riccardo Cotarella. Overall finesse. The Varietal has a great intelligibility and it’s embellished by a complex, imaginative aroma spectrum of great lyricism. Deservedly among the most famous, iconic and best Italian red wines.

Indicative price: 50 €

Galatrona’ Valdarno di Sopra 2017 – Petrolo

A wide bouquet stands out on the nose that ranges from hints of cherry, blackberry, humus and vegetable epiphanies, to give space to tertiary suggestions of vanilla, licorice and coffee. On the palate it is warm with an enveloping, silky tannic texture and a long seductive balsamic persistence.

Grapes: Merlot 100%

A sensational interpretation of the Bordeaux vine in Tuscany, conceived with the contribution of the famous winemaker Carlo Ferrini. A powerful and rich wine embellished with captivating mineral suggestions and great intelligibility of the fruit. Deservedly among the best Italian red wines overall finesse and varietal enhancement of Merlot

Approximate price: 120 €

‘Oreno’ 2017- Tenuta Sette Ponti

The olfactory picture is interesting, articulated between tones of dark and ripe berries, nuances of cocoa powder and balsamic nuances. On the palate it is dense, compact, velvety and with an unusual persistence.

Grapes: Merlot 100%

One of the best supertuscans in existence. An elegant and full-bodied wine with great balance. Deservedly among the best Italian red wines for enhancing the Bordeaux blend in Tuscany.

Approximate price: 120 €

Solo 2018 – Umberto Cesari

Characteristics: Galvanizes the nose in a riot of penetrating hints of ripe cherry and blackberry jam echoed with notes of lesser calamint, medicinal herbs, leather, nutmeg and a balsamic finish embellished with sylvan and balsamic sensations. On the palate it is savory with a rich but particularly silky tannic texture reminiscent of Merlot, and which creates an interesting dialectic with the strong acidity in which Sangiovese echoes. End of lasting persistence, harmonious, with echoes of red fruits and spices.

Grapes: Merlese 100%
Region: Emilia Romagna

From the iconic cellar of Emilia Romagna a wine with an original and imaginative character. ‘SOLO’ by Umberto Cesari is obtained with the ‘Merlese’ grape, a cross between Merlot and Sangiovese created in collaboration with the agricultural university of Bologna. Sensational persistence, cleanliness, integrity of the fruit and great finesse on the palate, fully among the best Italian red wines for unique character.

Indicative price: 60 €

5 Anni Sagrantino di Montefalco 2015 – Arnaldo-Caprai 

Characteristics: Penetrating hints of blueberries and blackberries in jam emerge on the nose, echoed by hints of roasting, cloves for a balsamic finish between sylvan and balsamic sensations. On the palate it is savory with a titanic tannic texture that creates an interesting dialectic with the fruity savory components. Long, harmonious finish, with echoes on the fruit and dark spices.

Grapes: Sagrantino 100%

Fully qualified among the best Sagrantino di Montefalco from a historic cellar. Sensational persistence, cleanliness, integrity of the fruit and great finesse on the palate, fully among the most famous, the best Italian red wines by extract, extraordinary tannic structure and aging potential.

Indicative price: 65 €

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2012 – Valentini

Characteristics: The aromatic range that outlines blackberry in alcohol, plum, wild fennel followed by toasted and spicy notes is surprising. Powerful and compact tannins of excellent maturity and finish with references to the fruit and aromatic herbs.

Grapes: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 100%

From one of the most historic wineries in Abruzzo, a superb wine of unusual eloquence and elegance. Deservedly among the most famous, historical and best Italian red wines.

Approximate price: 210 €

Villa Gemma Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2013 – Masciarelli

Characteristics: Ripe cherry and black currant stand out in the olfactory spectrum flanked by mineral puffs, leather and medicinal herbs. Well hatched and ripe tannins and sensational iodized flavor that amplifies the sip.

Grapes: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 100%

Surely one of the most iconic wineries in Abruzzo: A wine that has been able to maximize the expressive enhancement of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, reaching peaks of the highest level. Deservedly among the best Italian red wines.

Approximate price: 210 €

Kurni 2017 IGT Marche Rosso – Oasi degli Angeli 

Characteristics: Peremptory presses us on ripe cherry and blackberry and leather and funky notes, in the background vanilla, white chocolate and tobacco references. On the palate it is silky and expansive, with vigorous tannins and well integrated with the acidity endowed with a sensational grip that gives smoothness.

Grapes: Montepulciano 100%

Without any doubt one of the best biodynamic Italian red wines: sui generis, whimsical and passionate, involving dialectic between tannins and overwhelming acidity.

Approximate price: 110 €

Roggio del Filare’ 2017 – Velenosi

Features: Seduces on raspberry and red fruit syrup embellished with delicate and seductively sensationally integrated woody tones and bloody notes, red orange peel and wild fennel. On the palate it is rich and enveloping, with velvety and very delicate tannins. End of imperishability persistence in which the fruit echoes.

Grapes: Montepulciano 70% Sangiovese 30%

Awarded for 11 consecutive years by Gambero Rosso with the three glasses, the ‘Roggio del Filare’ of Velenosi is without a doubt one of the best Italian red wines in the Marche.

A wine of great expressiveness, in which the varietal characters of Montepulciano and Sangiovese create a winning taste-olfactory synergy, capable of rapture.

Indicative price: 35 €

Tenores Badde Nigolosu 2015 – Tenute Dettori

Description: On the nose there are notes of blackberry jam, undergrowth and juniper enriched with balsamic brushstrokes of licorice root and flint. The drink envelops the palate in a dense and pleasantly sumptuous sip, with a surprising salty trail on the finish that leaves the mouth fresh and satisfied.

Grapes: Cannonau 100%

One of the most successful interpretations of Cannonau, which tells us with disarming sincerity the nature of its fruit. An example of how the high alcohol content can enter into synergy with the minerality, giving an original and exciting sip, Cannonau by Tenute Dettori is undoubtedly one of the best Italian red wines.

Approximate price: 45 €

Turriga 2015 – Argiolas

Description: The nose spreads intense notes of black currant, blackberry jam and sour cherries in alcohol, then elongating towards toasted tones and balsamic sensations, of incense and nipitella. On the palate it is warm and round, with compact and well-defined tannins and an elegant and very clean finish.

Embodiment of Sardinia, Argiolas’ Turriga is a visceral wine, with an impetuous soul and a Mediterranean tone of unusual finesse. Fully among the most iconic and best Italian red wines.

Grapes: Cannonau 85%, Malvasia Nera, Bovale Sardo and Carignano

Indicative price: 70 €

BEST RED WINES OF SOUTHERN ITALY


Taurasi Riserva Vigna Quintodecimo 2014 – Quintodecimo

Characteristics: Galvanizes the sense of smell with a nose rich in facets, including aromas of dark oak, eucalyptus, balsamic registers and roasting. Rich and savory in the mouth with a rich but sculptural polyphenolic set synergistically integrated with the acidity of the backbone that gives balance and freshness.

Grapes: 100% Aglianico

A sensational wine, produced by one of the top international wine experts, Professor Luigi Moio. To be counted among the best Italian red wines for its austere and elegant character: Solemn, harmonious wine with an exciting finish and imperishable persistence.

Approximate price: 140 €

Pàtrimo 2015 – Feudi di San Gregorio 

Characteristics: The aromatic spectrum is interesting and incisive, in evidence ripe wild blackberry with suggestions of dried figs, roasting, dark chocolate, carob and camphor. The sip is enveloping with compact and vigorous tannins and a balsamic finish of great precision and length.

Grapes: Merlot 100%

One of the most historic wineries in Campania. An austere, dark and sumptuous interpretation of Merlot with sensational persistence. Deservedly among the best Italian red wines of the south.

Indicative price: 80 €

Taurasi Naturalis Historia 2012 – Mastroberardino

Characteristics: The aromatic picture spreads magnetic, taking shape between shades of currant, violet and plum flanked by light woody tones, cocoa powder, graphite and sweet tobacco. On the palate it is broad, elegantly powerful and smooth.

Grapes: 100% Aglianico

Among the most iconic and historic wineries in Campania. One of the best Italian red wines of the south for its ability to combine structure and richness with aromatic and great finesse and silkiness. Energetic and aristocratic character.

Approximate price: 45 €

Taurasi Vigna Cinque Querce – Salvatore Molettieri

Characteristics: Titilla the drowsy nose with a wide and delicate olfactory bouquet: cherries in alcohol and raspberry, autumn spices, carob, sweet tobacco and goudron stand out. When tasted, it is vigorous, balanced, intact and with excellent precision.

Grapes: 100% Aglianico

An iconic producer of Campania. A vibrant interpretation of a cellar that has marked the history of wine, where the talkative aromas on the nose are only a prelude to the voluminousness of the palate. Fully among the best Italian red wines but also the most historical of the south.

Approximate price: 42 €

Es Riserva 2015 – Primitivo di Manduria – Gianfranco Fino

Description: Intense spreads of blackberry jam fruits, cardamom plum, Modica chocolate and wild fennel. In the mouth it is material, with imposing tannins in progress and a savory minerality of great presence that amplifies the sip. Perpetual and dense finish with references to fruity notes and aromatic herbs.

Grapes: Primitivo 100%

Considered the best red wine of Puglia, it is a Primitivo di Manduria with an ancestral, voluminous and hypnotic character. Among the best Italian red wines for the ability to interpret the irrepressible power of the terroir.

Approximate price: 95 €

Arcurìa Sopra il Pozzo’ 2015 – DOC Etna Rosso – Graci

Titillates the nose with incisive notes of wild strawberries, raspberry, orange peel, embellished with tones of candied Mediterranean scrub, black pepper and woody tones. Galvanizes the palate with thick but smooth tannins synergistically linked to a strong acidity that favors drinking. Very persistent finish in which the fruit and notes of garrigue echo.

Grapes: Nerello Mascalese 100%

One of the greatest representatives of Etna wines. Mediterranean character, the nose is a delicate prelude that spreads sensationally opulent on the sip: powerful but silky tannins and penetrating olfactory intensity. Fully among the best Italian red wines.

Approximate price: 155 €

Contrada R Passopisciaro 2018 – Passopisciaro

Caratteristiche:  Stratificate sensazioni su sentori nitidi di fragolina di bosco e lampone selvatico a cui si aggiungono suggestioni di resina, epifanie di cioccolata di modica e reminiscenze di mentuccia selvatica. Il sorso è scorrevole con trama tannica di straordinaria finezza a cui fa contraltare una piacevole sapidità minerale che amplifica le sensazioni al palato.

Vitigni: Nerello Mascalese 100%

Una di una delle più iconiche e storiche cantine dell’Etna. Vino fresco, longilineo e dal tannino incalzante grande identità territoriale. Tra i migliori vini rossi italiani per capacità di massimizzare le potenzialità espressive del Nerello Mascalese.

Prezzo indicativo:  55€

Barbagalli Etna Rosso 2015 – Pietradolce 

Description: It seduces the nose with aromas of pomegranate, rhubarb, cherry and rose potpourri, which evolve towards notes of graphite, dark chocolate and black pepper. The mouth is slender, the tannic texture is compact and a very pleasant iodized note stretches towards a fresh finish, with fruity and balsamic echoes.

Grapes: Nerello Mascalese 100%

The fruit of centenary ungrafted vines, Etna Rosso Barbagalli gives us a sensational interpretation of Nerello Mascalese, a native Sicilian grape variety. A vibrant wine with surprising elegance, an exemplary synthesis of freshness and pulpiness. Fully among the best Italian red wines.

Approximate price: 130 €

Terre di Lavoro 2017 – Galardi

Description: Galvanizes with a fine and complex aromatic framework that articulates between dark berries and well integrated spicy and toasted tones. The mouth is compact, with a sensational extract synergistically linked to a pleasant iodized flavor that amplifies the sip. Extraordinary persistence of excellent cleanliness.

Grapes: Aglianico 80% and Piedirosso 20%

A real oenological institution of Campania. Fully among the best Italian red wines in Campania.

Indicative price: 50 €

Montevetrano Colli di Salerno IGT 2017 – Montevetrano di Silvia Imparato

Description: The nose spreads intense aromas of violet, plum and sweet tobacco, embellished with notes of cinchona and eucalyptus. In the mouth it is round, the tannin is well polished and in the aftertaste echoes a granular flavor of generous persistence.

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Aglianico 30%, Merlot 20%

Icon of Campania, Montevetrano is a majestic wine of unusual elegance, highly recognizable. Deservedly to be counted among the best Italian red wines for their seductive drink and the interesting dialectic between balsamic, iodized and floral components.

Approximate price: 60 €

Etna Rosso Prephylloxera La vigna di Don Peppino 2017 – Tenuta delle Terre Nere 

Description: Brushstrokes of rose petals, plums and raspberries in syrup give way to clear notes of graphite, humus and nutmeg. On the palate it is sumptuous, with a sculptural body animated by a lively minerality that makes it vertical and expansive.

Grapes: Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio

A rare pearl of Sicilian viticulture, it impeccably expresses the essence of Etna, incisive and with an unmistakable character. Among the best Italian red wines, chapeau!

Approximate price: 130 €

Feudo Etna Rosso 2016 – Girolamo Russo 

Description: The nose has a large bouquet that ranges from notes of rose, cherry, red currant and Mediterranean scrub to toasted and balsamic hints. When tasted, it envelops the mouth in a dense and enveloping sip, supported by a nice savory vein that ranges over a spicy finish with good persistence.

Grapes: Nerello Mascalese

Iconic representation of Nerello Mascalese, it is a seraphic and fascinating wine, with a granular and very pleasant minerality. Deservedly among the best red wines of the peninsula.

Approximate price: 55 €

Vigna San Francesco Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – Tasca d’Almerita Tenuta Regaleali

Description: Bouquet layered on notes of cherry, black currant, blackberry and toasted nuances of vanilla, sweet tobacco and cocoa beans. The sip is dense, the tannins envelop the mouth in a satisfying drink and a persistent finish with nuances of sweet spices.

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

A historic icon in Sicily, Tasca d’Almerita Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the first Cabernet Sauvignon to be vinified in purity, reaching excellent qualitative heights over the years. To be ascribed among the best Italian red wines for its unique and delicious character.

Indicative price: 50 €

Etna Rosso ‘Vico Prephylloxera’ 2015 – Tenute Bosco

The nose opens as fruity notes of black cherry and mulberry on display, followed by vegetal, spicy and delicate hints of patchouli and Mediterranean scrub. On the palate it is opulent, juicy and passionate, with compact and polymerized tannins and a finish of imperishable persistence.

A deep wine, of great concentration and with a sensational and varied taste-olfactory expressiveness. It is a maieutic wine: an assertive revealer of unexpressed truths. A duty to rank it among the best Italian red wines.

Indicative price: 50 €

What are the best red wines in Italy?

What is the best red wine in Italy? Choosing is a difficult undertaking, which however inevitably is subject to the limits of a subjective opinion, which as such, by definition, is deficient and arbitrary.

We have compiled our list of virtuous quality interpretations of red wines in Italy from the best wineries according to our evaluations. However, it remains essential to underline that the best Italian red wine is the one that is able to excite us, also by binding itself to contingent situations and unrepeatable and intimate moments of our life.

Therefore, we invite you to discover all the wineries that produce Italian red wines in their uniqueness, so that you can independently find and choose the wine that can be counted for you among your best Italian red wines.

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