Wines from Italy
Explore the world of wine in the Taste Tour
Once a month, you'll receive a TasteTour
WineGuide, along with reference-standard wines that offer the tastes and
scents of each grape varietal. Tasting as you read, you'll know your Cab
from Merlot, your Chardonnay from Sauvignon Blanc.
At one time, Italian wines conjured images of cheap Chianti
in straw-wrapped bottles. More recently, expensive “Super Tuscans” have
been the rage. But between these extremes lay a bounty of delicious,
moderately priced wines that belong in every wine drinker’s repertoire. Most winemaking in Italy is done in modern wineries. But villagers, making wine for their own use, sometimes tread the grapes with their bare feet until the juice is squeezed out. They believe this ancient method still makes the best wine.
Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino, Italy
Banfi Brunello di Montalcino is a culmination of over two decades of Castello Banfi’s pioneering research on the clones of Sangiovese; with the goal of producing a more outstanding quality Brunello. A meticulous grape selection is followed by vinification with skin contact for 10-12 days. Intense ruby red in color with garnet reflections. Aromas of violets and vanilla, with hints of licorice. Velvety palate, with tart-cherry flavors and traces of spice. Well structured with supple tannins, superb concentration, and good acidity.
Beni di Batasiolo Barolo, Italy
The "Beni di Batasiolo", the amphitheatre of vineyards surrounding Batasiolo's cellars, was the original setting for their company. Over the years other farms - other "properties" - have been added to this nucleus, and now the estate covers nearly one hundred hectares of vineyards, making it one of the largest farming concerns in the Langhe. This wine is made from Nebbiolo grapes grown on the slopes of the Barolo wine-making area, which is formed by eleven villages all located on the lower spurs of the Langhe.
Bollini Chardonnay, Italy
Neil Empson was the first to export Chardonnay from Italy in 1976, and launched Bollini Chardonnay in 1982. Small growers in the Trentino appellation supply fruit which is vinified by consulting oenologist Franco Bernabei, as are all the Trentino wines. Bollini Chardonnay Barricato 40, first released in 1997, is a neo interpretation of northeastern Italian Chardonnay. It is clean and fresh, with crisp, classic varietal character.
Tiamo Chianti Organic, Italy
Tiamo is bottled as Chianti DOCG, and certified 'made with 100% organic grapes'. The grower has 18 hectares of certified organic vineyards sitting at an elevation of 800 feet in the Montespertoli hills near Florence. Grapes are grown in sandy clay with sea fossil deposits and are all hand-picked at low yields.
Tommasi Ripasso del Valpolicello, Italy
Tommasi “Ripasso” is the unique result of refermenting Tommasi Valpolicella Classico Superiore on the warm grape skins from which Tommasi Amarone has been fermented. This process, used only in rare vintage years, imparts the richness of character and personality of a great wine to an already superior wine.
Villa Pozzi Merlot, Italy
Daniele Pozzi, a fourth-generation winemaker, is director of Villa Pozzi winery. Villa Pozzi's vineyards are located in the hills surrounding Marsala, Salemi and Mazzara del Vallo, in the western part of Sicily. Wicked sensations of ripe chocolate and wild plums. Intense and vibrant, with ripe, complex wild berry, blackberry and raspberry scents, finishing with a rich array of flavors. Complements a variety of pasta and chicken dishes.
The wines of Italy are a delightful part of any visit to the Bel Paese, from the prized Brunello of Tuscany to the cheerful, easy-to-drink table wines produced in every region.
Plenty of food, plenty of wine at a price you can afford. Great for
a large gathering as well.Wines of Italy
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