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  • Calabria wine and region

    Calabria italian Wine

    Calabria vineyard ItalySea, The Straits of Messina, and the Gulf of Squillace. The Greeks once regarded Calabria as the Garden of Eden. The cultural inheritance can be found in towns such as Cosenza and above all Reggio di Calabria. The ancient Greeks founded the wine-growing in Calabria but all the old and famous wines have more or less disappeared and are forgotten, but something of the Greek civilisation can still be touched on with an old and matured Ciro. Superb white and rosé Italian wines are made here but the area is most famous for its red wines.

  • Montepulciano Italy Wine



    Avignonesi Rosso Italian WineThis Italian wine is kin to the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The name is somewhat confusing especially if one bears in mind other wines with similar sounding names such as Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino. The difference between the DOC and DOCG wines will be apparent though once tasted. This Rosso di Montepulciano originates from the same wine area as the Vino Nobile. The grapes used are also the same 60-80% Sangiovese (Prugnolo) with other blue grapes and addition of some white.

  • Puglia Italian Wines


    Primitivo di Manduria wineFour types of heavy and sultry red Italian wines are made here from Primitivo grapes that probably arrived from ancient Greece. The ordinary Primitivo has low residual sugars and 14% alcohol. The Dolce Naturale is clearly sweeter and contains at least 16% alcohol. Drinking temperature is 10-16°C (50-60.8°F) for the Secco Italian wine and ordinary Primitivo but 6-12°C (42.8-53.6°F) for the Dolce and Liquoroso Dolce Italian wine.

  • Rosso Conero and Piceno DOC


    Rosso Conero DOC WineIn terms of the quality for its price, this is probably the best value red wine from Italy. This is not a great wine but it is extremely delicious and quite inexpensive. It is produced just inland from the coast between Ancona and Macerata. Montepulciano grapes which may be supplemented with Sangiovese ensure a clear ruby red wine with pleasant fruity bouquet of blackberry and blackcurrant with a full, rounded, and fleshy taste that is dry. Drink this Italian wine at 14-16°C (57.2-60.8°F) or 16-17°C (60.8-62.6°F) for a Riserva.

  • Types of Montalcino Italian Wines


    Brunello Di Montalcino Italian WineYet another giant of a wine from Tuscany, and perhaps the best DOCG wine of Italy. The little town of Montalcino is situated to the south west of Montepulciano. The geology here too consists chiefly of sedimentary layers. The history of Brunello is much more recent than the other great Tuscan wines. The great honour and first official DOCG recognition came in 1980. The soul of this Italian wine is the Sangiovese Grosso grape that is known locally as Brunello. The vines are deliberately pruned short to reduced the yield.