As one of the premier wine producing countries in the world, Italy’s red wine selection is considered to be the best among scores of wine connoisseurs. Italian red wines date back thousands of years, giving wine makers plenty of time to perfect the final product.
Using proven methods from long ago, as well as the latest technology, Italy has mastered the process of creating good red wine, of which there are two main categories: sweet and dry.
Sweet Red Wines
Even casual wine drinkers are familiar with sweet white wines, but sweet red wines are quickly stealing the spotlight. In Italy, the sweet red wine star is Lambrusco. Hailing from the Emilia-Romagna region, Lambrusco’s sparkling dark red color is a perfect visual representation of its full-bodied, fruit forward flavor.
Italian sweet red wines are still bold enough to be paired with heavy meats and cheeses like their dry counterparts.
Dry Red Wine
Dry red wines aren’t one trick ponies by any means. There are many levels of dryness, which greatly affects the taste and feel on the palette. Of the many types of dry red wines produced in Italy, Chianti is considered to be one of the best. Chianti is a blend of grapes made with at least 70% Sangiovese, and there are actually laws that dictate the amount of Sangiovese that’s required for a wine to be labeled as a Chianti.
With more than 150 Italian red wines in our cellars, you’re sure to find familiar favorites and new varieties that can’t be found anywhere else.
At Enoteca Vino Nostro you’ll experience the best red wine Italy has to offer. Save 10% when you buy 6 or more bottles of our Italian red wines!