The Casone Toscana, a tasty blend of Sangiovese and Syrah from Trader Joe's. 80% Sangiovese and 20% Syrah from Tuscany, Italy. The … [Read more...]
The Best Italian Wines
Italian wine can be confusing but this is what happens when wine has been made in a place for hundreds and hundreds of years! Just don't let the confusion stop you from exploring the many fascinating regions and wines of Italy, it is one of our very favorite spots for great value wines.
Sangiovese is one of the major grapes in Italy, being the backbone of such renowned Italian wines as Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino as well as many Super Tuscans. A few of the often overlooked areas in Italy; however, may give the best value.
Alto Adige in the northern part of the country offers fascinating and affordable red and white 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 and even the occasional Amarone and Barolo that falls into our price range.
Read on for our list of The Best Italian Wine Under $20!
Authentic Chianti character for just $4.99 courtesy of Aldi, the Adventure Series Chianti DOCG. Primarily Sangiovese from Tuscany, … [Read more...]
A tart and tasty $5.99 porch pounder from Aldi, the Giretto Pinot Grigio. Pinot Grigio from Delle Venezie DOC, Italy. … [Read more...]
An elegant, complex and delicious splurge from the volcanic soils of Mount Etna in Sicily, the Donnafugata Sul Volcano Etna Bianco. … [Read more...]
Extremely tasty and priced right, the Cultusboni RS Chianti Classico. 100% organically grown Sangiovese from the Chianti Classico … [Read more...]
A fine Italian find for just $9 at Costco, the Umani Ronchi Podere Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. 100% Montepulciano from vineyards in the … [Read more...]
Pairs well with good food and good company, the Cecchi Chianti Classico Storia di Famiglia. 90% Sangiovese and 10% other red … [Read more...]
A big, dry, rich and tasty wine, the Villa di Capezzana Carmignano DOCG. Organically grown 80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon … [Read more...]
Splurging on an absolutely lovely wine, the Fontanavecchia Aglianico del Taburno Riserva Vigna Cataratte. 100% Aglicano from Taburno, … [Read more...]
A simple and tasty blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, the Poderi dal Nespoli Nespolino Rosso. A blend of 84% Sangiovese and 16% Merlot … [Read more...]
A satisfying Italian blend of Trebbiano and Chardonnay, the Poderi dal Nespoli Nespolino Bianco. A blend of 70% Trebbiano and 30% … [Read more...]
Looking to up your Chianti game? Splurge on the Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva. 80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot and 5% … [Read more...]