The Best Italian Wine Under $20

Italian wine can be confusing but this is what happens when wine has been made in a place for hundreds and hundreds of years. Don't let the confusion stop you from exploring this region however, it is one of our very favorites.

Sangiovese is one of the major grapes in Italy, being the backbone of such renowned wines as Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, as well as many Super Tuscan wines. A few of the often overlooked areas in Italy, however, may give the best value. For example, Alto Adige in the northern part of the country offers fascinating and affordable wines. Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea likewise offers tremendous value in varieties like Nero d'Avola that you generally don’t find anywhere else. Of course we'll also offer some tried and true favorites from places like Tuscany and beyond.

Read on for our list of The Best Italian Wine Under $20!

Kirkland Signature Chianti Classico Riserva – Too Good To Be True?

Kirkland Signature Chianti Classico Riserva - Too Good To Be True?

A combination of factors make this wine seem almost too good to be true. Read on to find out if it really is!100% Sangiovese from Chianti … [Read more...]

Frescobaldi Remole Toscana – A Juicy, Fruity Crowd-Pleaser

Frescobaldi Remole Toscana - A Juicy, Fruity Crowd-Pleaser

A tasty ten dollar Tuscan. 85% Sangiovese and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy. The wine is aged for four months in stainless … [Read more...]

Stefano di Blasi & Federico Cerelli Chianti Classico – Magnifico

Stefano di Blasi & Federico Cerelli Chianti Classico - Magnifico

Naked Wines spreads its Angel wings. Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy. This post brought to you by: Get wines … [Read more...]

Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2010 – Still Love At First Sniff

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Reviewing a new vintage of a favorite wine. 90% Sangiovese and 10% other varieties (Malvasia Nera, Colorino, Merlot and Cabernet … [Read more...]

Gran Passione Salice Salentino Riserva 2011 – Put Together

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BULK BUY! 100% Negroamaro (nay-grow-ah-MAH-ro) from Salice Salentino (SAH-lee-chae sah-len-TEE-no), Puglia, Italy. SRP of $15 and … [Read more...]

Barolo on the Down Low – Two Tastes of Barolo on the Cheap

Shh, don't let the secret out...true Barolo for around $20 via Trader Joe's and Naked Wines!

Ahh, Barolo. Perhaps the most renowned of the renowned Italian wines. Made mostly from Nebbiolo in Piedmont, it's not that often that we … [Read more...]