Italian red wine is delicious. They are wonderful with food or enjoyed by themselves.
Italy is one of the largest producers of red wine in the world and has been making wine for over 3,000 years. In that time period, each Italian wine region has perfected the art of making their types of wine.
Here you will find out about these Italian wine regions and the wine they make, Italian wine glasses, food pairings, Italian wine gift baskets, Italian wine clubs and even some information on how to take Italian wine tours — a trip you will never forget!
Italian Wine Regions
Discover where all the delicious Italian wines you love come from. The most famous of all 20 Italian wine regions are:
- Piedmont Wine
The most famous Italian red wines from Piedmont are:
- Barolo wine
- Barbaresco wine
- Nebbiolo wine
- Barbera wine
- Dolcetto wine
- Veneto Wine
Veneto is one of the largest wine-producing regions in Italy.
Some of the wonderful Veneto wine you should try include:
- Valpolicella wine
- Amarone wine
- Bardolino wine
- Tuscany Wine
Tuscany wine is probably the most familiar to you because there is one type of Tuscan wine that we all think of when we think of Italian red wine.
That Tuscan wine is, of course, Chianti wine. Known for the little straw basket that it came in, this wine has matured and grown into a delicious Italian red wine.
Also, make sure to try the other kinds of Tuscany wine:
- Brunello wine
- Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
- Montepulciano wine
- Super Tuscan Wine
What is Super Tuscan wine? Super Tuscan wine is similar to California wine, as it is a type of Italian wine that winemakers experiment with to discover new flavors and nuances in their wine.
Other Types Of Italian Red Wine You Should Explore
Sardinia is known for its beautiful coastline, beaches and blue-green sea. It’s wine is for all types of tastes. It ranges from sweet, to fortified, to dry and big. Try the Sardinian wine that is listed here. You are sure to find one that fits your taste.
Sangiovese wine is made from Sangiovese grapes, the most planted grape variety in Italy. It has also made a name for itself in California, where a number of winemakers make Sangiovese wine.
Lambrusco wine is primarily produced in a small area of Emilia-Romagna, which is located in between Tuscany, Veneto and Piedmont. Here it makes delightful, fruity, fizzy Italian wine.
Salice Salentino is a wine made in a small area of Puglia, in the bottom of the boot heel. It is a young red wine that is delicious if aged for about five years.
Italian Wine Glasses
Italian wine glasses enhance your enjoyment of Italian wine. Discover flavors and nuances in these Italian wine glasses.