Italian Wine - Dry Red - $10 - $15 - Mix and Match
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Tenuta Fenice Nero d’Avola 2018
Our intrepid expert stumbled on this acclaimed, old-vine Nero d’Avola when he entered the gates of Sicily’s lost “village of the vines” (and you will not believe how decadent it is for the price). Expect plush dark cherry and sweet spice notes.
The Barbanera family’s flagship is “one of the all-time great Super Tuscan reds,” says critic Luca Maroni. This far more affordable gem is made with the same Sangiovese-based blend and has a long history of acclaim. Enjoy the new, 94-point release.
Nespolino Sangiovese Rubicone IGT 2018
Previous vintages of this juicy Italian red were commended by Decanter and the IWC. Made at the Ravaioli family’s ‘Tre-Bicchieri’-rated estate in the exciting Rubicone region, it’s a tasty Sangiovese that puts pricier Chiantis to shame.
Tenuta di Somaro Aglianico Primitivo 2016
When Mario Ercolino stumbled upon a small parcel of ancient vines deep in Puglia’s countryside, he knew he’d found something special. Thanks to southern Italy’s superb 2016 vintage, this hugely acclaimed release might be his richest yet.
Il Brutto Negroamaro Primitivo 2018
When the talented Angelo Maci saw the old, low-yielding vines that produced Il Brutto, he knew they had the potential to make a seriously concentrated, dark-fruited reds. Here’s the delicious result, direct from southern Italy’s great 2018 vintage.
Duca di Cardino Sangiovese Toscana 2018
The Barbanera family, makers of our most popular Tuscan wines, have brought us a special red. Crafted in honor of their legendary ancestor, this silky Sangiovese boasts a HUGE 95 point score from Italy's top critic and layers of ripe black fruit.
“Everybody’s talking about how fantastic today’s best Sicilian wines are” (Decanter). And the latest edition of this hugely popular red shows why. Expect mouthfuls of spicy, dark-fruit flavor.
Vitese Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
From a top cellar and the sun-drenched, vine-growing paradise of Sicily, this pasta-perfect, lightly oaked Cab was made with a bit of appassimento (dried) grapes for extra richness. Look forward to intense black cherry flavors and pair with pasta.
Collezione di Paolo Sangiovese 2019
A top tip from Tuscany? Try this ‘mini Chianti,’ crafted by the acclaimed Paolo Masi. With vibrant cherry flavors (a Sangiovese hallmark) and earthy complexity, it’s a longtime customer favorite and will be a perfect centerpiece for an Italian feast.