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Italian Red Wine

Do you love Italian red wine? We offer high quality red wines from the very best wine growing regions in Italy at our online wine shop! Italian red wine, whether dry, medium dry or medium sweet, brings the memories of your last holiday in Tuscany back to life.

Wine lovers from all over the world buy red wine from Italy. One of the reasons might be that these red wines are also supposed to be good for your health. It is said that red wine prevents heart disease. But this fermented grape juice is praised for many other reasons. When it comes to taste experience, everyone agrees: Italian red wines are synonymous with absolute pleasure and 'la gioia della vita'!

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TANK No 26 Appassimento Nero d'Avola IGT 2016 - Cantine Minini
TANK No 26 Appassimento Nero d'Avola IGT 2016 - Cantine Minini
Cantine MininiItalydry
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£13.84 / 1 liter(s))
£10.38 * £11.57 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£13.84 / 1 liter(s))
70125-IT-RW-NA-007-14
Don Mannarone Sicilia IGT 2016 - Mánnara
Don Mannarone Sicilia IGT 2016 - Mánnara
MánnaraItalymedium sweet
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£13.68 / 1 liter(s))
£10.26 * £14.17 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£13.68 / 1 liter(s))
70015-IT-RW-BL-002-13
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I Tratturi Primitivo Puglia IGT 2016 - Cantine San Marzano
I Tratturi Primitivo Puglia IGT 2016 - Cantine San Marzano
Cantine San MarzanoItalydry
Content 0.75 Flasche(n) (£12.08 / 1 Flasche(n))
£9.06 * £9.74 *
Content 0.75 Flasche(n) (£12.08 / 1 Flasche(n))
70342-IT-RW-PR-501-12
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Doppio Passo Primitivo IGT Salento 2015 - Casa Vinicola Carlo Botter
Doppio Passo Primitivo IGT Salento 2015 - Casa Vinicola Carlo Botter
Casa Vinicola Carlo BotterItalysemi-dry
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£13.78 / 1 liter(s))
£10.33 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£13.78 / 1 liter(s))
70126-IT-RW-PR-001-13
Glicine Rosso Sicilia IGP 2014 - Corvo - Duca di Salaparuta
Glicine Rosso Sicilia IGP 2014 - Corvo - Duca di Salaparuta
Corvo - Duca di SalaparutaItalydry
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£10.38 / 1 liter(s))
£7.79 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£10.38 / 1 liter(s))
70217-IT-RW-BL-045-12
NEW
Contado Aglianico del Molise Riserva DOC 2013 - Di Majo Norante
Contado Aglianico del Molise Riserva DOC 2013 - Di Majo Norante
Di Majo NoranteItalydry
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£17.16 / 1 liter(s))
£12.87 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£17.16 / 1 liter(s))
70659-IT-RW-AG-009-15
NEW
Ramitello Molise Rosso DOC 2013 - Di Majo Norante
Ramitello Molise Rosso DOC 2013 - Di Majo Norante
Di Majo NoranteItalydry
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£17.16 / 1 liter(s))
£12.87 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£17.16 / 1 liter(s))
70659-IT-RW-BL-001-13
3er Paket - Don Mannarone IGT Sicilia 2016 - Mánnara
3er Paket - Don Mannarone IGT Sicilia 2016 - Mánnara
MánnaraItalydry
Content 2.25 liter(s) (£13.74 / 1 liter(s))
£30.93 * £42.51 *
Content 2.25 liter(s) (£13.74 / 1 liter(s))
70015-IT-RW-BL-002-3X
3er Paket - Doppio Passo Primitivo IGT Salento 2016 - Casa Vinicola Carlo Botter
3er Paket - Doppio Passo Primitivo IGT Salento 2016 - Casa Vinicola Carlo Botter
Casa Vinicola Carlo BotterItalysemi-dry
Content 2.25 liter(s) (£13.63 / 1 liter(s))
£30.66 * £31.01 *
Content 2.25 liter(s) (£13.63 / 1 liter(s))
70126-IT-RW-PR-001-3X
Raimonda Barbera d'Alba DOC 2015 - Fontanafredda - Righe
Raimonda Barbera d'Alba DOC 2015 - Fontanafredda - Righe
FontanafreddaItalydry
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£20.77 / 1 liter(s))
£15.58 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£20.77 / 1 liter(s))
70007-IT-RW-BR-81282-15
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L'Avvocata 2013 DOCG Barbera d'Asti - Coppo
L'Avvocata 2013 DOCG Barbera d'Asti - Coppo
CoppoItalydry
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£17.31 / 1 liter(s))
£12.98 * £13.38 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£17.31 / 1 liter(s))
70235-IT-RW-BR-005-12
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Moli Rosso Terre degli Osci IGT 2016 - Di Majo Norante
Moli Rosso Terre degli Osci IGT 2016 - Di Majo Norante
Di Majo NoranteItalydry
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£10.23 / 1 liter(s))
£7.67 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£10.23 / 1 liter(s))
70659-IT-RW-BL-002-16
Serralunga d'Alba Barolo DOCG 2013 - Fontanafredda
Serralunga d'Alba Barolo DOCG 2013 - Fontanafredda
FontanafreddaItalydry
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£58.91 / 1 liter(s))
£44.18 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£58.91 / 1 liter(s))
70007-IT-RW-NE-81279-13
Treiso Dolcetto d'Alba DOC 2016 - Fontanafredda - Righe
Treiso Dolcetto d'Alba DOC 2016 - Fontanafredda - Righe
FontanafreddaItalydry
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£19.93 / 1 liter(s))
£14.94 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£19.93 / 1 liter(s))
70007-IT-RW-DL-81283-16
SUD Salice Salentino 2011 - Cantine San Marzano
SUD Salice Salentino 2011 - Cantine San Marzano
Cantine San MarzanoItalydry
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£15.43 / 1 liter(s))
£11.57 * £12.87 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£15.43 / 1 liter(s))
70342-IT-RW-BL-518-11
6er Paket - Don Mannarone IGT Sicilia 2016 - Mánnara
6er Paket - Don Mannarone IGT Sicilia 2016 - Mánnara
MánnaraItalydry
Content 4.5 liter(s) (£13.52 / 1 liter(s))
£60.83 * £85.02 *
Content 4.5 liter(s) (£13.52 / 1 liter(s))
70015-IT-RW-BL-002-6X
NEW
Sangiovese Terre degli Osci IGT 2016 - Di Majo Norante
Sangiovese Terre degli Osci IGT 2016 - Di Majo Norante
Di Majo NoranteItalydry
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£12.05 / 1 liter(s))
£9.03 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£12.05 / 1 liter(s))
70659-IT-RW-SG-001-16
Santagostino Baglio Soria Rosso 2012 - Firriato
Santagostino Baglio Soria Rosso 2012 - Firriato
FirriatoItalydry
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£21.14 / 1 liter(s))
£15.86 * £18.70 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£21.14 / 1 liter(s))
70011-IT-RW-BL-249-10
Renzo M. Chianti DOCG 2015 - Renzo Masi
Renzo M. Chianti DOCG 2015 - Renzo Masi
Renzo MasiItalydry
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£12.98 / 1 liter(s))
£9.74 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£12.98 / 1 liter(s))
70125-IT-RW-BL-600-12
Domodo Sangiovese Terre di Chieti IGT 2015 - Cantine San Marzano
Domodo Sangiovese Terre di Chieti IGT 2015 - Cantine San Marzano
Cantine San MarzanoItalydry
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£8.42 / 1 liter(s))
£6.32 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£8.42 / 1 liter(s))
70342-IT-RW-SA-518-14
Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon Toscano IGT 2011 - Carpineto
Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon Toscano IGT 2011 - Carpineto
CarpinetoItalydry
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£34.49 / 1 liter(s))
£25.87 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£34.49 / 1 liter(s))
70600-IT-RW-CS-001-01
Altavilla della Corte Cabernet Sauvignon Terre Siciliane IGT 2013  - Firriato
Altavilla della Corte Cabernet Sauvignon Terre Siciliane IGT 2013 - Firriato
FirriatoItalydry
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£18.01 / 1 liter(s))
£13.51 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£18.01 / 1 liter(s))
70011-IT-RW-BL-0252-11
6er Paket - Doppio Passo Primitivo IGT Salento 2016 - Casa Vinicola Carlo Botter
6er Paket - Doppio Passo Primitivo IGT Salento 2016 - Casa Vinicola Carlo Botter
Casa Vinicola Carlo BotterItalysemi-dry
Content 4.5 liter(s) (£13.46 / 1 liter(s))
£60.57 * £62.01 *
Content 4.5 liter(s) (£13.46 / 1 liter(s))
70126-IT-RW-PR-001-6X
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9er Paket - Doppio Passo Primitivo Salento IGT 2016 - CVCB
9er Paket - Doppio Passo Primitivo Salento IGT 2016 - CVCB
Casa Vinicola Carlo BotterItalysemi-dry
Content 6.75 liter(s) (£12.71 / 1 liter(s))
£85.79 * £88.80 *
Content 6.75 liter(s) (£12.71 / 1 liter(s))
70217-IT-RW-PR-001-16-9X
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The Flavours of Italian Red Wine

Italian red wine tastes as if it were 'kissed by the sun'! But as we all know, tastes differ, and that applies to red wines as well. Some prefer semi-sweet wine from Italy that caresses the palate. Another will treat him or herself to a glass of dry Italian red wine in the evening.

Whether vino italiano with a spicy note, Italian sweet wine with a floral bouquet, red wine with a fruity aroma – there is the perfect wine from Italy for all gourmets, occasions and festivities. Red grape varieties grown in Italian wine growing regions are very aromatic and are then transformed into delicious Italian red wines by native vintners.

 

Italian Red Wine and the Grapes it Comes From

The best Italian red wines are arguably made from the Aglianico grape which grows in the southern regions of Italy. At any rate, this grape variety is likely the very first that was brought to Italy from Greece for cultivation. Another well-known grape variety is the Barbera, which can be found mainly in the Piedmont region.

Another variety used for top Italian red wines is the Cabernet Sauvignon, which has evolved from the Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc varieties. Some other excellent Italian red wines with very unique characteristics are:

One equally famous Italian red wine is Amarone. This is a DOC wine made from dried Corvina, Molinara and Rondinella grapes.

Which Italian wines should I buy?

Essential is the quality level – after all, a wine from Italy does not necessarily equate with an excellent quality Italian red wine! And the quality levels can be somewhat confusing. The labels on wine bottles contain abbreviations such as:

  • DOC
  • DOCG
  • IGP
  • IGT

What do these abbreviations tell us about the quality of an Italian wine?

  • DOCG stands for 'Denominazione di origine controllata e garantita'. An Italian red wine that is allowed to bear this rating is guaranteed an excellent wine that is constantly tested and monitored for its quality.
  • DOC (Denominazione di origine controllata) are very good red wines from Italy with a controlled designation of origin and undergo sensory testing from an independent committee before they are distributed.
  • Italian red wines declared as IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) are delicious wines with specific regional characteristics.
  • In 2009, the EU wine market regulations replaced the quality classification IGT with IGP in order to establish a European standard. Both quality designations are valid and mean the same thing. In summary, one can assert that high quality wines from Italy can be denoted by four quality classifications.

 

What was a good vintage for Italian red wine?

The so-called 1990s wines are commonly known for their great drinkability. Italian red wines from the 1996 and 1999 have been very popular. But both 2006 and 2007 also brought forth elegant wines. These years were very hot and dry, which is why the harvest was able to begin earlier than in most years. 2010 was also a very good year for Italian red wine, and wine lovers should definitely give these vintages a try.

 

Italian Red Wine: Foodpairing and Drinking Recommendations

Amarone from Italy is a red wine that is on everyone's lips – in the truest sense of the idiom! This 'sensual' DOCG red wine actually started out by accident. The Italian red wine Amarone should be decanted for about 30 minutes prior to being served. The optimal drinking temperature of this beloved red wine from Italy is a relatively warm 18 – 20 degrees Celsius. Higher temperatures can cause its aromas to dissipate.

Several factors play role when it comes to the question: 'How long will an Italian red wine last?':

  • Alcohol Content
  • Acidity
  • Sulphur Content
  • Residual Sugar
  • Cork

How long can red wine from Italy be stored?

Many wines can be stored for several years. Beerenauslese wines can even be stored for up to 20 years. There are factors that make a longer bottle maturation possible for Italian red wines. Kabinett wines shouldn't be cellared for more than two years, while a Prädikatswein may be stored for over four years. In respect to storage, it really depends upon the wine's acidity. Italian red wines of the late harvest variety, sometimes also equated to an Auslese can survive a storage period of up to five years.

Italian Red Wine With Tapas?

Tapas, tiny Spanish appetisers, harmonise wonderfully with red wines from Italy. Popular snacks to serve with Italian red wines are also Crostini. Slices of Italian or French white bread drizzled with olive oil , rubbed with fresh garlic and then toasted in the oven are also delicious. Italian antipasti such as bruschetta and tramazzini also pair well with a red wine from Italy.

 

Order Top Red Wines from Italy Online

Vinello.de – the online wine shop – makes it easy! With our Italian red wines, you can be sure of a relaxing evening. We also offer you professional sommelier consultation. Vinello delivers your wine within 1 – 3 days, and you can even purchase Italian red wine from us on invoice – right from your very first order.

Why buy Italian red wine from Vinello? Because we offer you only the very best fine wines from almost all wine growing regions in Italy – with our exclusive cork guarantee and a 28-day money back guarantee – Il diletto puro!

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