Italy’s most important red wine has its base grape from Chianti Classico. This was first created by Italians in their homes on their DIY grape vines.
The rich, plummy red wine has that high-kick acidity that is produced in the Italian region of Piedmont.
The other proud produce of Piedmont, this wine has some grace to it but produces the same high-kick acidity that brings a bit of pow to every sip.
Super Tuscan IGT
Known as IGT, this wine is proudly Italian and is a product of locally-raised vineyards in the country that are renowned as world-class grape wines.
The Italian region of Sicily is the major producer of Italy’s wines. Their Nerello Mascalese and Nero d’Avola are world-renowned, along with every wine produced in this region.
If these wines are not available in your wine distillery or supermarket, these Italian red wines can be introductory to your wine adventures. Here are other Italian wines you can find in your local stores that have the qualities of Italian wines:
- San Felice Chianti Classico (2017)
- Vietti Barbera d’Asti DOCG (2016)
- Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo DOC (2017)
- Mazzei “Poggio Badiola” Toscana IGT (2016)
- Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso DOC (2017)
These wines on the list are easily found online from wine sellers and collectors and some local supermarkets with dedicated wine racks.