History of Italian Red Wines

Italy is the birthplace of most wines. The Romans brought these grapes vines out to Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, and populated the world with wines. Italy still produces and consumes a huge amount of wine, although not much gets out to the rest of the world. Most non-Italians only know of Chianti, the delicious red, or maybe Soave, the poetic white, or perhaps even Asti Spumanti, the sparkling dessert wine. Learn about them all!

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What's the first thing you think of when someone mentions Italy? Perhaps an intimate and romantic ride in a gondola through the waters of Venice with a special someone. Maybe it's the quiet majesty of the Italian Alps rearing to meet the clouds. It could be the grandeur of Rome-still as striking and awe-inspiring today as it was in the time of the Caesars. Or maybe the small quaint villages on Sicily or Sardinia call to you.

As diverse as the images of Italy are, so too, are her wines: rich, full-bodied reds, crisp whites, both fruity and dry, sparkling champagnes and spumantes, unique goldens and more. Whether you seek a wine to accompany a fine Italian meal, a beverage to lighten the spirit and warm the heart, or just a quiet glass of wine at the end of the day, Italy has a wine for you.

Italy has twenty different wine-making regions. To help you navigate this site, these regions have been divided into four geographic areas:

Northern (which includes Valle d'Aosta, Piedmont, Liguria, Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige and Friuli-Venezia Giulia);

Central (which includes Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, Marches, Latium and Abruzzi);

Southern (which includes Molise, Campani, Apulia, Basilicata and Calabria); and

The Islands (Sicily and Sardinia).

Italian Red
   
12.5 Primativo Del Salento Puglia Italy 2010 $7.95
Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre 2011 $17.95
Ascheri Barolo Italy 2012 $29.95
Ascheri Barolo Pisapola Italy 2008 $39.95
Banfi Belnero Toscana IGT 2012 $14.95
Banfi Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. Tuscany Italy 2010 $69.95
Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino D.O.C.G. 2010 Tuscany Italy 375ml $34.95
Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura D.O.C.G. Tuscany Italy 2010 $84.95
Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura D.O.C.G. Reserva Tuscany Italy 2007 $129.95
Banfi Centine Toscana 2012 90/100 $9.95
Banfi Centine Toscana 2013 $9.95
Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva D.O.C.G. Tuscany Italy 2012 $14.95
Banfi Col Di Sasso Toscana 2013 5 liter $59.95
Banfi L'Ardi Dolcetto d'Acqui 2013 $11.95
Banfi Rosso di Montalcino D.O.C. Tuscany Italy 2013 $14.95
Banfi Rosso di Montalcino Poggio Alle Murra Tuscany Italy 2012 $19.95
Batasiolo Barbaresco Italy 2012 $29.95
Batasiolo Barbera D'Alba Italy 2012 $9.95
Batasiolo Barbera D'Alba Sovrana Italy 2013 $14.95
Batasiolo Barolo D.O.C.G. Italy 2011 $39.95
Batasiolo Barolo Vigneto Cerequio Italy 2006 $69.95
Battaglio Piemonte Grignolino Italy 2009 $13.95
Belpoggio Brunello Di Montalcino Italy 2010 $39.95
Bibi Graetz Casamatta Toscana 2011 Wine 90/100 $11.95
Bolla Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2011 $34.95
Bolla Chianti D.O.C.G. 2014 $5.95
Bolla Torr'alta Veronese 2012 $15.95
Bolla Veronese Rosso 2013 $7.95
Borghi Nero d' Avola Red 2006 $7.95
Bosco Dei Cirmioli Montepulciano d' Abruzzo 2005 $7.95
Bosco Dei Cirmioli Valpolicella 2005 $7.95
Brancaia Tre Rosso Toscana 2012 $13.95
Ca' Di Frara Pinot Noir $9.95
Ca' Di Frara Barbera 2011 $9.95
Caparzo Brunello Di Montalcino 2010 $49.95
Caparzo Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 $39.95
Casa Grande Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie Italy 2013 $9.95
Casanova Di Neri Tenuta Nuova Brunello Montalchino Tuscany Italy 2001 $299.95
Cerreto Barolo D.O.C.G. 2011 $39.95
Fattoria dei Barbi Rosso di Montalcino 2010 $7.95
Florio Fine Dry Marsala 750ml $12.95
Folonari Chianti D.O.C.G. 2014 $6.95
Fontanafredda Ebbio Langhe Nebbiolo 2013 $19.95
Fontanafredda Barbera Briccotondo 2012 $9.95
Frescobaldi Castel Giocondo Brunello Di Montalcino 2010 James Suckling Wine Of The Year $99.95
Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina 2012 $19.95
Frescobaldi Remole Toscana 2013 $7.95
Antinori Il Bruciato Guado Al Tasso IL Bruciato 2010 $24.95
Il Fauno Di Arcanum Toscana 2013 $34.95
Il Poggione Brunello Di Montalcino Italy 2011 $79.95
Il Poggione Brunello Di Montalcino Vigna Paganelli Riserva 2007 $89.95
Kris Merlot Heart 2007 $7.95
La Volte Dell' Ornellaia 2013 $29.95
Lamole Lamole Chianti Classico Riserva D.O.C.G. Italy 2012 $19.95
Layer Cake Primitivo Italy 2011 $12.95
Luce Rosso Toscana 2011 $79.95
Luce Rosso Toscana 2013 $79.95
Lucente By Tenuta Luce Toscan 2011 $19.95
Marchesi Antinori Tignanello 2013 $99.95
Marchesi Di Barolo Maraia Barbera Del Monferrato 2014 $9.95
Marchesi Frescobaldi CastelGiocondo Brunello Di Montachino 2010 $69.95
Masi Campofiorin 2009 $14.95
Masi Serego Alighieri Toscana 2010 $9.95
Mazzi Valpolicella Classico Superiore Sanperetto 2010 $14.95
Mazzoni Toscana Rosso 2011 $9.95
Michele Chiarlo Barbera D'Asti Superiore Le Orme 2012 $9.95
Michelle Chiarlo Barolo Tortoniano 2011 $39.95
Michele Chiarlo Barolo Cerequio 2010 $74.95
Montevetrano Colli De Salerno I.G.T Red Wine 2005 $74.95
Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2012 $19.95
Placido Chianti D.O.C.G. 2014 $5.95
Podernuovo Palazzone Therra Toscana Italy 2012 $16.95
Ramitello Molise Rosso Di Majo Norante DOC 2011 $19.95
Riunite Lambrusco Red N.V. $5.95
Roscato Rosso Dolce Italian Sweet Red Wine $11.95
Ruffino Chianti D.O.C.G. Tuscany Italy 2015 $6.95
Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale D.O.C.G. Tuscany Italy 2015 Temp Out Of Stock $19.95
Ruffino Chianti D.O.C.G. Riserva Ducale Oro Tuscany Italy 2011 $29.95
Ruffino Tenuta Santedame Chianti Classico 2010 $14.95
Saltari Valpolicella Superiore D.O.C. 2009 $25.95
Santa Cristina Toscana 2013 $9.95
Santa Margherita Merlot Venezia Italy 2013 $15.95
Santi Solane Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2013 $14.95
Sartori Family Amarone Estate 2009 $29.95
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri 2010 375ml $99.95
Stella Rosa Berry $9.95
Stella Rosa Bianco $9.95
Stella Rosa Black $11.95
Stella Rosa Gold $11.95
Stella Rosa Moscato d'Asti $9.95
Stella Rosa Imperiale Moscato Rose' $14.95
Stella Rosa Peach $9.95
Stella Rosa Pink $9.95
Stella Rosa Rosso $9.95
Ornellaia Bolgheri Le Serre Nuove Tuscany Italy 2011 $59.95
Ornellaia Bolgheri Tuscany Italy 2009 $199.95
Ornellaia Bolgheri Tuscany Italy 2010 $199.95
Ornellaia Bolgheri Tuscany Italy 2011 $199.95
Ornellaia Bolgheri Tuscany Italy 2012 $199.95
Ornellaia Bolgheri Tuscany Italy 2014 $199.95
Ornellaia Masseto Bolgheri Tuscany Italy 2010 $699.95
Ornellaia Masseto Bolgheri Tuscany Italy 2011 $699.95
Ornellaia Masseto Bolgheri Tuscany Italy 2012 $699.95
Ornellaia Masseto Bolgheri Tuscany Italy 2013 $699.95
Tenuta Di Arceno Arcanum Toscana I.G.T. 2009 $89.95
Tenuta Di Arceno Chianti Classico Riserva 2014 $24.95
Tenuta Oreno Toscana 2011 $74.95
Tenuta San Guido Guadalberto Toscana 2014 $39.95
Tenuta Sette Cieli Indaco 2009 Super Tuscan $34.95
Tenuta Sette Cieli Yantra 2011 Super Tuscan $19.95
Tenuta Silvio Nardi Brunello Di Montalcino 2010 $49.95
Tenuta Silvio Nardi Brunello Di Montalcino Manachiara 2006 $69.95
Terra Di Lavoro Red Wine Campania 2014 $59.95
Terrabianca Campaccio Toscana 2011 $29.95
Velenosi Roggio Del Filare 2007 $39.95
Vignevini Papale Primitivo Di Manduria 2008 $7.95
Vignevini Moi Negroamaro Del Salento Puglia Italy 2008 $7.95
Vignevini Moi Primitivo Puglia Italy 2008 $7.95
Vignevini Negroamaro Del Salento 2008 $7.95
Vignevini Tatu Primitivo Del Tarantino Puglia Italy 2008 $7.95
Villa Artimino Barco Reale Dry Red Italian Wine 2007 $7.95
Villa Artimino Barco Reale Dry Red Italian Wine 2010 $7.95
Zenato Amarone Della Valpolocella Classico 2011 $49.95
Zenato Alanera Rosso Veronese 2013 $14.95
Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2013 $19.95
Zonin Chianti D.O.C.G. 2013 $5.95
Zonin Merlot Intaliano Winemaker's Collection 1.5 liter $7.95
Zonin Pinot Noir Delle Venezie Winemaker's Collection 1.5 liter $7.95
Villalta Amarone Della Valpolocella Classico Single Vineyard 'I Comunali' 2008 $39.95
   
All bottles of Wine are 750ml unless stated otherwise
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