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The 20 Best Wines from Italy (updated to 2021)

What are the best Italian red wines? Discover our ranking with photos, description and tasting of the 20 best Italian red wines most iconic and famous of the best wineries in Italy.

Discover also the article on the main wine types you need to know, the best italian white wines and best italian sparkling wines.



To learn more, discover the best Italian red wines from Tuscany, from the classic denominations Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico and Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano up to the famous Supertuscan wines and Bolgheri wines.

Brunello, Chianti Classico and Nobile

In Tuscany, among the famous and historic wineries of the best Italian red wines, we should mention the experience of Clemente Santi, founder of Biondi Santi and inventor of Brunello di Montalcino, with its historic 1888 vintage.

Subsequently, there were virtuous internationally renowned multi-award-winning interpreters including Soldera, Marroneto, Casanuova di Neri and many others, read more in the article dedicated to the best Brunello di Montalcino.

Among the best Italian red wines and historic Tuscan cellars, Barone Ricasoli cannot be missing, a symbol par excellence of the history of Chianti Classico, with a tradition dating back to the Middle Ages.

In any case, the excellences of Chianti Classico are innumerable, of great importance the experiences of Castello di Volpaia, Felsina, Castello di Monsanto, Brancaia, Castello di Ama, Lamole, Fonterutoli, Isole and Olena, Riecine, Monteraponi, Castello di Meleto, Istine, San Giusto a Rentennano. Find out more in the article dedicated to the best Chianti Classico.

Among the Sangiovese-based wines there is also one of the best and most historic Italian red wines, as well as the first Italian wine to be able to boast the prestigious DOCG: the Nobile di Montepulciano. Find out more in the article dedicated to the best producers of Nobile di Montepulciano.

Supertuscan, Bolgheri and International Varieties

Among the absolute protagonists of the best most famous Italian red wines in the world, Tenuta San Guido could not be missing, symbol of the enological renaissance of Tuscany and of Bolgheri with its famous wine: Sassicaia, which saw its first historic vintage of 1968.

Sassicaia, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc of Bordeaux inspiration, was created in Castagneto Carducci by Mario Incisa della Rocchetta flanked by the legendary oenologist Giacomo Tachis.

Find out more information on the best Bolgheri wines in the dedicated article.

Of great historical importance among the best Italian red wines is the Pergole Torte di Montevertine, born in 1977 and created thanks to the contribution of the genius loci of Sangiovese, Giulio Gambelli. A wine that boasts one of the most beautiful labels among Italian wines.

Memorable among the best Italian red wines are the pure Sangiovese Flaccianello di Fontodi and the historic Marchesi Antinori, pioneers of the famous Supertuscans: wines with a modern style of French inspiration and embellished with international vines.

These include Tignanello (born in 1970) and Ornellaia (1985), but without doubt also the majestic Merlot in purity ‘Masseto‘ (1986) by the Marchesi de ‘Frescobaldi, an iconic winery for thirty generations linked to the production of red wine in Tuscany.

The very successful supertuscan wines are countless, find out more in the article dedicated to the best supertuscan wines.


Discover the best Italian red wines of Piedmont, with the famous Nebbiolo-based wines such as Barolo, Barbaresco.

Piedmont is certainly among the most important regions for the production of the best red wines in Italy. Among the best most famous Italian red wines of Piedmont, the wines of Giove Tonante of Italian enology, Angelo Gaja with his sensational Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo, born in 1867, cannot be missing.

Among the best Italian red wines, the sumptuous Barbaresco di Roagna, Giacosa and La Spinetta wines are also very successful.

But the excellences in the Barbaresco area are innumerable, the wines of Dosio, Bera, Castello di Neive, Montaribaldi, Tenute Cisa Asinari, Scarpa, Collina Serragrilli, Socrè, Dante Rivetti and many others are of great interest.

Barolo: Traditionalists and Modernists

Nebbiolo has given birth to some of the most appreciated wines in the world with the ‘King’ of Italian red wines: Barolo, (1835-1855) thanks to the impulse of Juliette Colbert and Cavour and their cellar masters at the Castle of Grinzane.

Starting from the mid-1980s Barolo experienced a harsh dichotomy between traditionalists and modernists, among the latter there were the famous revolutionaries Barolo Boys: Altare, Rivetti, Boschis, Voerzio and others.

The modernists began to adopt shorter vinification and refinement in barriques, giving light to more colorful wines, less tannic and with sweet spice aromas.

Among the best Barolo wines of the traditionalists, Barolo Bartolo Mascarello had a great media success, with its provocative 1996 cult label ‘No Barrique no Berlusconi‘. But there are many Barolo excellences that can be counted among the best Italian red wines.

Certainly to be mentioned among the best and most famous Italian red wines, the wines of Giacomo Conterno with his iconic Barolo Monfortino and Barolo Francia. The best Italian red wines produced with Barolo are countless, among these in addition to the already mentioned, the extraordinary wines of citric Rinaldi, but also the wines of Giacosa, Sandrone, Vajra, Palladino, Cappellano, Burlotto, Giuseppe Mascarello & Son, Renato Ratti.

Of great interest among the best Italian red wines are also the Barolo wines of the Marchesi di Barolo, Prunotto, Cavallotto, Ceretto, Pio Cesare, Vietti, Fenocchio, Ettore Germano, Michele Chiarlo, Schiavenza and many others.

Find out more about the best Barolo producers in the article dedicated to the best, most famous and best Barolo wines for value for money.


Of extraordinary historical success among the best Italian red wines famous in the world, Amarone della Valpolicella could not be missing.

Amarone was codified in 1936 thanks to the impulse of the Cantina Sociale Valpolicella Negrar, followed by countless interpreters who have conquered the international scene.

Among the best Italian red wines, the most famous and iconic are dutifully worth mentioning the famous wines of Quintarelli, Romano dal Forno and Zýmē, Bertani. Of great international importance among the best red wines in Italy are the famous Amarone della Valpolicella di Masi, Tommasi, Tedeschi, Brunelli, Venturini.

The sensational wines of Allegrini, Zenato, Gerardo Cesari, Sartori, Tommaso Bussola, Secondo Marco and the artisanal wines of Monte dei Ragni should also be considered among the most famous and best Italian red wines of Amarone della Valpolicella.

To learn more, read the article dedicated to the best Amarone della Valpolicella.


In South Tyrol, in the context of the best Italian red wines, Ludwig Barth von Barthenau‘s intuition was a luminary in importing Pinot Noir to the Mazon plateau, shortly after the second half of the 1800s.

Subsequently, Pinot Noir in Alto Adige gave life to some of the best Italian red wines thanks to the mastery of historical and award-winning interpreters such as Hofstatter, Franz Haas, Elena Walch, Girlan, Gottardi.

Among the best Italian red wines in Trentino Alto Adige, the wines produced with Pinot Noir, Lagrein and Schiava of the highest level social wineries such as Nals Malgreid, Cantina Terlano, Cantina Bolzano, San Michele Appiano, Cantina Toblino, Cantina Merano and many others are also interesting. .

Find out more in the articles dedicated to the best wineries in Trentino Alto Adige and the best Pinot Noirs in Trentino Alto Adige.

The very elegant Bordeaux blend of Tenute San Leonardo of the Marchesi Guerrieri Gonzaga is one of the best Italian red wines. To learn more, read the article dedicated to the best Italian Bordeaux blend.


In Abruzzo in the context of the best Italian red wines, the experiences with the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo of the wines of Valentini, Marina Cvetic Masciarelli and Emidio Pepe are of great interest.

In Lazio among the best Italian red wines are famous interpretations of international vines such as Merlot, Cabernet and Syrah of the famous Casale del Giglio and Famiglia Cotarella companies, but also the excellent red wines of Tenuta di Fiorano and Ômina Romana to be taken into consideration.

Among the best red wines of Lazio, the territorial wines of Damiano Ciolli, Coletti Conti, De Sanctis, San Giovenale and Principe Pallavicini are also of great interest.

To learn more, discover the article dedicated to the best wines of Lazio.

In the Marche region, among the best Italian red wines with an international character of particular importance are the ‘Kurni’ of Oasi degli Angeli based on Montepulciano and the award-winning red wines with an international flavor of Velenosi and Santa Barbara.

In Umbria among the best Italian red wines to be taken into consideration are Arnaldo Caprai and Bocale‘s Sagrantino di Montefalco and Lungarotti‘s Torgiano Rosso.


In Campania, the sensational and austere Taurasi are among the best Italian red wines.

Among the best Italian red wines Taurasi certainly to be considered are the wines of the historic Mastroberardino winery, founded in 1878. But also the elegant wines of Feudi di San Gregorio and Galardi, and the extraordinary wines of Quintodecimo by Luigi Moio, expert in the perfume of wine, are also fascinating.

Of great interest among the best red wines of Campania are also the experiences of Cantine di Marzo, La Guardiense, Cantine Lonardo, Salvatore Molettieri, Marisa Cuomo, Montevetrano, Benito Ferrara, Bosco de ‘Medici, Torricino, Luigi Tecce, Antonio Caggiano, Contrade di Taurasi, Picariello and many others.

Montevetrano wines are also very successful, assisted by the famous oenologist Riccardo Cotarella.

In Basilicata, among the best Italian red wines, the interpretations of Aglianico del Vulture wines by Elena Fucci and Paternoster should be considered with particular attention. However, there are also other interesting experiences such as the red wines of Terre degli Svevi, Cantine del Notaio, Grifalco della Lucania and many others.

In Calabria, among the best Italian red wines, it is possible to be fascinated by the Gaglioppo-based wines of large companies such as Librandi and Statti but also the artisanal wines of ‘A Vita, Sergio Arcuri and Tenute Terre Nobili. Of great interest also among the best red wines of Calabria can not miss the biodynamic / organic wines of Ceraudo.

In Sicily, among the best Italian red wines, the results on Etna are also very interesting with the sensational wines based on Nerello Mascalese including the award-winning wines of Graci, Passopisciaro, Tenuta delle Terre Nere, Tenute del Bosco, Girolamo Russo and Pietradolce. But among the best Italian red wines in Sicily also the exceptional results of Tasca d’Almerita and the excellent Sicilian red wines of Donnafugata, Planeta and Cusumano. In Puglia among the best Italian red wines of international resonance to be taken into consideration extraordinary Primitivo di Manduria ‘Es’ by Gianfranco Fino.

In Sardinia, among the best Italian red wines, the biodynamic wines of Dettori, the voluminous wines based on Carignano di Capichera, the red wines based on Cannonau by Giovanni Montisci, but also the sensational wines of Argiolas, Santadi, Mesa and the wines are very compelling by Sella & Mosca.


To choose among the best Italian red wines, however, it is essential to also know the best vintages of red wines in Italy with scores and star ratings. Discover the articles dedicated to the best vintages of Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Barolo, Barbaresco and Amarone della Valpolicella red wines. You will also find detailed information on the climate trend.


What are the best red wines in Italy? Discover the wines recommended by Italy’s Finest Wines. The excellences that have marked the history of the best Italian red wines are truly many and any type of synthesis is inevitably lacking.

Some producers have been part of groups and movements, others have had unique stories as soloists. Let’s discover together some of the most historic, iconic and best Italian red wines. We will also include other famous Italian red wines which in recent years have been making headlines internationally.

To learn more about the best red wines in Italy, read also the articles dedicated to the best Barolo wines, the best Brunello di Montalcino, the best Chianti Classico, the best Amarone della Valpolicella, the best Italian and Supertuscan Bordeaux blends, the best Bolgheri and the best Nobile di Montepulciano. Discover also the articles on the best Italian Merlot, the best Italian Cabernet Sauvignon, the best Italian Cabernet Franc, the best Italian Pinot Noir, the best Italian Syrah.


Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2013 – Giacomo Conterno

Description: It is olfactively articulated in a kaleidoscope of floral timbres among which wisteria and violet stand out, followed by small red fruits and medicinal herbs, embellished with suggestions of austere spices, tobacco, goudron and blood shades. On the palate it is rich and enveloping, with compact and powerful tannins that evolve in progression towards a finish of extraordinary persistence in which the fruit echoes the protagonist.

Alcoholic fermentation in 61 hl oak vats with long maceration on the skins; malolactic fermentation in Austrian oak barrels of different sizes.

Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo

A historic and iconic wine born from the best vintages and the best grapes of the renowned cru Francia in Serralunga d’Alba in 1978. Undisputed protagonist in the history of the Langhe: titanic, exciting and sensational persistence and evolutionary potential. Without a doubt one of the most iconic, historical and best internationally recognized Italian red wines.

Indicative price: 900 €

Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo 2015 – Gaja

Description: The nose is lysergic, characterized by fruity black cherry and plum nuances, embellished with notes of tea, licorice and orange peel and peaty nuances. On the palate it is voluminous and enveloping, with a sculptural polyphenolic set that supports the palate and stretches towards a finish of extraordinary character and persistence.

Grapes: Nebbiolo 100%

A true legend of Italian enology which saw the birth of its first label in 1967. One of the best Italian red wines for expressiveness and vigor on the palate. Approximate price: 500 €

Barolo 2016 – Bartolo Mascarello

Description: The bouquet is articulated on intense tones of ripe red fruits, withered flowers, continuing its evolution towards notes of roasting, tobacco, returns of camphor and sylvan suggestions of autumn woods. The mouth is full and dry, the powerful and material tannins in progress spread over the palate and are well balanced by a strong acidity. The finish is of great persistence with delicate references to fruit and spices.

Grapes: Nebbiolo 100%

A classic and sincere wine of extraordinary evolutionary potential born from one of the most iconic wineries in the Langhe. Ineffable expression of the varietal character of Nebbiolo. An icon of Italian enology, deservedly among the most famous, historic and best Italian red wines. Approximate price: 200 €

Barolo Riserva ‘Cerretta – Vigna Bricco’ 2013 – Elio Altare

Description: Stratified nuances of cherry in alcohol, plum, potpourri of dried flowers and aromatic herbs that stretch towards balsamic resins, ethereal nuances and undergrowth. The palate is characterized by strong, clear and smooth tannins, well integrated by an acid vein that gives great freshness.

Grapes: Nebbiolo 100%

One of the most important interpretations of Barolo that has enchanted wine lovers all over the world, created by the genius loci of the Langhe and leader of the Barolo Boys, Elio Altare. A complex and seductive telluric wine. Certainly among the most famous, historical and best Italian red wines. Approximate price: 120 €

Barolo ‘Brunate’ 2016 – Giuseppe Rinaldi

Description: Nose rich in facets, including aromas of cherries in alcohol, black licorice, dried flowers and mentholated balsamic hints and orange peel. On the palate it develops harmoniously on an enveloping tannic texture. Good persistence finish. Fermentation is spontaneous and takes place by the action of indigenous yeasts for about 25 days in Slavonian oak vats.

Grapes: Nebbiolo 100%

An iconic, sincere and imperishable wine, made by the famous winemaker Giuseppe Rinaldi, known as citric for its stubbornness. Deservedly among the best Italian red wines for the disarming sincerity in becoming an uncompromising narrator of the sensational expressiveness of Barolo. Certainly among the famous and historical Italian red wines. Indicative price: 200 €

Barolo ‘Lazzarito’ 2016Vietti

Stratified sensations on clear scents of wild strawberries and raspberry to which are added suggestions of officinal herbs, orange peel, blood reminiscences and empyheumatic notes The sip is smooth with a well-defined tannic texture which is counterbalanced by a pacing acidity and a compact tannin Sensationally dashed.

Grapes: Nebbiolo

Among the best expressions of Barolo from one of the most iconic wineries in the Langhe. Elegantly whimsical wine sui generis, adamant and emphatic with pressing tannins: great territorial identity. Fully among the best Italian and most iconic red wines.

Indicative price: 150 €

Barolo Ornato 2016 – Pio Cesare

Description: Multifaceted and passionate bouquet: on display it outlines raspberry and cherry in spirit to which roasting sensations, goudron and tobacco are linked. On the palate it is material with dense tannins of great thickness. Long, clean and enveloping finish.

Grapes: Nebbiolo 100%

One of the most important historic cellars of the Langhe, born in 1881. An expansive but also vertical wine, fully qualified among the best Italian red wines for sensational dialectic between structure and elegance.

Indicative price: 100 €

Pajè Barbaresco Vecchie Viti 2014 – Roagna

Description: The olfactory picture is enveloped by a broad and detailed olfactory bouquet: seducing with tones of dried violet, ripe dark fruit in jam, plum and empyheumatic and goudron nuances. The mouth is full and overwhelming with great extract, characterized by a very long finish with balsamic echoes. Fermentation takes place exclusively in wooden vats thanks to a pied de cuve of indigenous yeasts.

Grapes: Nebbiolo 100%

An iconic interpretation of Barbaresco produced from vines between the ages of 50 and 60: a stubborn and resolute wine, a synthesis of territoriality, craftsmanship and evolution. Fully among the best Italian red wines for its overwhelming and inexorable persistence on the palate.

Approximate price: 350 €

San Leonardo Tenuta 2015 – San Leonardo

Description: Sensation the olfactory splectrum that is outlined on dark and ripe berries well integrated with nuances of green pepper, humus, cocoa powder and vanilla. On the palate there is space in an enveloping and fresh sip with excellent structure and persistence.

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carménère, Merlot Perhaps the most important and historic Italian Bordeaux blend. A voluminous wine with a lyrical and refined character. Fully among the most famous and best Italian red wines. Indicative price: 70 €

Amarone ‘Monte Lodoletta’2013 Romano Dal Forno

A wine that has made Amarone history internationally. It seduces with clear and fragrant registers, articulated between suggestions of red berries and plum to which dark chocolate, goudron and roasting are added. The palate is very glyceric with a powerful, lively tannic texture in progress, excellent persistence.

Grapes: Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara

A wine with an extraordinary evolutionary potential, vigorous and penetrating. With full rights among the most famous, historical and best Italian red wines for sensory explosiveness and olfactory eloquence. Approximate price: 320 €

Amarone Classico 2011 – Quintarelli

Characteristics: A riot of dark berries in jam and plum that fade towards withered red flowers, tobacco, tar, mentholated and ethereal sensations. Expansive and enveloping palate with a finish in which fruit and spices echo.

Grapes: Corvina Veronese 55%, Rondinella 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%, Other Grapes 5%

One that has marked the history of Amarone internationally. Monumental character, with an exciting and very multifaceted nose. Among the most historic and best Italian red wines for solemnity and olfactory lyricism.

Approximate price: 245 €

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011 – Bertani

Description: Elegant and multifaceted bouquet, with fruity brushstrokes of blackberries in jam and cherries in spirit, balsamic tones and hints of autumn spices, tar and licorice. The sip is very long, well balanced in its components and with continuous balsamic returns of roasting and blackberry.

Grapes: Corvina Veronese 80%, Rondinella 20% Fully among the best and most iconic and historic Italian red wines among Amarone wines. Powerful, with an unusual elegant austerity: it is a wine that does not hesitate, an impeccable representation of Valpolicella’s expressive potential.

Approximate price: 90 €

Amarone Classico Riserva ‘La Mattonara’ 2006 – Zymé

Characteristics: Scents of blackberry jam and dried figs combine with dehydrated flower registers and echoes of black and toasted pepper. The sip is clear and smooth, well balanced between fine-grained tannins and excellent flavor.

A very material wine, slightly austere and surprisingly persistent. Extraordinary aging potential. Deservedly among the best Italian red wines.

Approximate price: 235 €

Pinot Nero ‘Ludwig Barth von Bartheneau Vigna Roccolo’ 2015 – Hofstatter

Characteristics: Nose initially played on notes of wild raspberry, wild strawberries, blood and humus nuances embellished with sweeter woodsy tones between white chocolate and vanilla and cloves.

Grapes: Pinot Nero 100%

An Italian red wine that wrote the history of Pinot Noir in Alto Adige in Mazon. One of the best interpretations of Pinot Noir for finesse: expansive but long-limbed, with sculptural tannins and a persistence that unravels enveloping and imperishable. Certainly among the most historic and best Italian red wines

Approximate price: 190 €

Pinot Nero ‘Ponkler’ 2015 – Franz Haas

Description The bouquet is captivating and outlines notes of ripe red berries, white chocolate, cloves and alpine flora. On the palate it reveals a silky tannic texture, well integrated with a pleasant acidity that makes the drink fresh and smooth.

Grapes: Pinot Nero

An extraordinary wine, an icon of Pinot Noir in Italy. It is an enveloping wine that brings to mind sensorial archetypes, deservedly among the best Italian red wines for identity and enhancement of the variety of the most loved grape of all.

Indicative price: 80 €

Lagrein Riserva Taber 2016 – Cantina Bolzano

Description: Varietal olfactory tones, of dark fruit and potpourri of roses and violets are mixed with balsamic sensations of resin, eucalyptus, undergrowth and autumn spices. On the palate it is warm and sumptuous, with a defined tannin that denotes great evolutionary potential.

Grapes: Lagrein 100%

A wine of great eloquence, where the great intelligibility of the fruit and the woody echoes bring us back to the essence of a territory. Among the best Italian red wines for seductive drinking, with a sensational harmonious and peremptory character. Indicative price: 50 €

Pinot Nero Riserva ‘Vigna Ganger’ 2016 – Girlan

Description: Outlines seductive notes of wild strawberry followed by humus, resin, suggestions of medicinal herbs and graphite. On the palate it is voluminous and solemn with well-marked tannins of great presence and synergistically linked to a strong acidity that gives balanced freshness.

Grapes: Pinot Nero

One of the most compelling interpretations of Pinot Nero in Italy. An imaginative and slender wine, rich in fruit and balsamic suggestions One of the best Italian red wines for taste-olfactory finesse Indicative price: 135 €

Granato 2018 Vigneti delle Dolomiti – Elisabetta Foradori

Description: Unmistakable notes of pomegranate, red currant and cherry evolve towards balsamic and roasting tones that remind us of licorice root, nepitella and coffee. The sip is wide and has a very pleasant structure, with a well-smoothed tannin with a soft and elegant finish, which fades towards sylvan nuances.

Grapes: Teroldego 100%

At Foradori Teroldego reaches the pinnacle of quality, giving an unprecedented wine, the result of a philosophy that lets the terroir express itself to its fullest potential. Powerful and unique of its kind, it is certainly one of the best red wines in Italy for its eloquent and very enjoyable drink.

Indicative price: 50 €

Porphyr Lagrein Riserva DOC 2016 – Terlan

Description: It opens onto a clear and vertical aromatic range: the dark fruit in the background slowly gives way to notes of bitter cocoa powder, licorice root, vanilla and black tea. The taste is harmonious and well structured, with a compound tannin and a finish with fruity echoes of great persistence.

Grapes: Lagrein 100%

A wine of elegance and extraordinary evolutionary potential, produced by one of the best South Tyrolean wineries and all of Italy. A sincere and very fine expression of Lagrein, it conquers us from the first sip.

Rosso 2015 – Miani

Characteristics: An elegant and sumptuous wine, where delicate notes of withered flowers, dark berries and musk and roasting tones are the prelude to a dense and enveloping sip.

Grapes: Merlot, Refosco, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

Characteristics: An eloquent representation, an undisputed witness of the excellence of the Colli Orientali del Friuli. A refined and harmonious wine, characterized by a greedy stratified born that closes on sylvan notes and a soft and captivating tannin.

Approximate price: 125 €


Brunello di Montalcino 2012 – Biondi-Santi

Description: The bouquet is penetrating and complex, played on intense notes of ripe cherry, currant and violet, embellished with juniper berries, eucalyptus, medicinal herbs, leather and undergrowth. On the palate it is vigorous and enveloping with tannins that envelop the mouth in an engaging sip and imperishable persistence.

Grapes: Sangiovese 100%

A wine that gave birth to the legend of Brunello di Montalcino. Wine of extraordinary elegance, whose majestic tannic texture portends a sensational aging potential. With full rights among the best Italian red wines, among the most famous, historical and iconic. Approximate price: 120 €

Masseto’ 2015 Toscana Rosso IGT – Tenuta dell’Ornellaia

Involving the aromatic framework that is articulated between blueberries, ripe blackberries, flanked by light spicy notes of vanilla, cocoa powder and smoky notes. On the palate it has a sumptuous tannic texture, elegantly powerful but smooth.

Grapes: Merlot%

Considered the best Italian Merlot. One of the best Italian red wines for its ability to combine structure and aromatic finesse and great and silkiness. Mediterranean and aristocratic character. Fully among the best Italian red wines.

Approximate price: 750 €

‘Sassicaia’ 2015 DOC Sassicaia – Tenuta San Guido

Description: Titillates the nose alternating intense varietal aromas of cherry, myrtle, scrubland, eucalyptus and hints of green pepper. The taste is material and harmonious with powerful and velvety tannins well balanced by a pressing acidity that creates a sensational balance of freshness on the palate.

Grapes: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Cabernet Franc.

A wine that has made the history of Cabernet wines in Italy and has paved the way for the wines of Bolgheri: dutifully one of the best red wines for indisputable finesse. A lysergic, refined but imaginative wine that tells of the eloquence of the Tuscan terroir.

Approximate price: 220 €

Le Pergole Torte 2016 – Montevertine

Characteristics: Aromas initially played on notes of black cherry, violet violets and blood orange embellished with more enigmatic hints of wild catmint and humus. On the palate well-hatched and compact tannins and great acidity that confers smoothness.

Grapes: Sangiovese 100%

A historic and intoxicating wine among the best interpretations of pure Sangiovese for its multifaceted taste-olfactory complexity.

Refined, elegiac and long-limbed: of interesting iodized flavor and inexhaustible persistence in which the varietal character of Sangiovese re-emerges in its eloquence. Certainly one of the most historic and best Italian red wines.

Approximate price: 240 €

Colore 2016 Toscana Rosso IGTBibi Graetz

Incisive aromas of ripe cherries and blackberries enhanced by nuances of leather, cloves and medicinal herbs. On the palate it presses with a thick, penetrating and silky tannic texture mitigated by a strong acidity. It opens for a balsamic finish, of very long persistence.

Grapes: Sangiovese 100%

An imaginative and elegant wine, among the best Italian red wines for expressiveness and enhancement of the character of Sangiovese in the hills of Fiesole. It stretches towards a balsamic and persistent finish making the mind travel towards reminiscences and olfactory archetypes.

Indicative price: 300 €

Tignanello’ 2016 – Toscana Rosso IGT – Antinori

Characteristics: On the nose penetrating and leads us to incisive fruity tones of ripe cherry and dried flower potpourri followed by delicate woody brushstrokes of vanilla, cocoa powder. The sip is solemn, silky and voluminous, with great persistence.

Grapes: Sangiovese – Cabernet Sauvignon – Cabernet Franc

The first Italian Super Tuscan, produced for the first time in 1970. Among the most historic and best Italian red wines for classic elegance: A French-style peacock-tailed wine: it opens dark to reveal expansive and telluric on the palate.

Indicative price: 90 €

‘Ornellaia’ Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2015 – Tenuta dell’Ornellaia

Description: Raspberry, and wild strawberries stretch towards a finish rich in suggestions of cloves, tobacco, resin, bark and iodized tones. The mouth is immediately enveloped by powerful and silky tannins that slowly leave room for a long and fruity finish.

Grapes: Cabernet sauvignon 56%, Merlot 27%, Cabernet franc 10%, Petit verdot 7%

Born in 1981, it is still one of the most famous super Tuscans internationally. Superb on the nose and eloquent on the palate, it is a wine with a sensational intelligibility that layers complex aromatic tones defined and unusual.

Surely one of the most historic and best Italian red wines for olfactory complexity but also material and resolute palate. Approximate price: 220 €

Solaia Antinori 2017 Toscana IGT Rosso – Antinori

Description: A kaleidoscope of notes of red fruit and nipitella embellished with elegant woody notes of roasting and cocoa powder. The taste is broad and clean, characterized by a compact and mature tannin. Sensational persistence on the fruit, spices,

Grapes: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Franc Invented by Piero Antinori in 1978 it is one of the best Italian supertuscan red wines. A sumptuous and slender wine, with a long and satisfying sip, among the most famous and best Italian red wines for depth and olfactory precision. Approximate price: 325 €

Flaccianello della Pieve 2016 – Colli Toscana Centrale IGT – Fontodi

Description: On the nose it spreads intense notes of ripe cherry and red orange peel followed by autumn spices and juniper berries. Well-defined and measured tannins and pacing acidity that gives great freshness and drinkability.

Grapes: Sangiovese 100%

Considered among the most famous Supertuscans, a wine that has marked generations of enthusiasts all over the world. A long-limbed and vibrant wine. Among the most historic and best Italian red wines for maximizing the varietal character of Sangiovese. Approximate price: 90 €

Redigaffi 2017 – Tua Rita

Description: It opens in a kaleidoscope of aromas between notes of blueberries and blackberry jam followed by a more austere character of dark cocoa powder, cardamom, incense and undergrowth. The palate with a silky tannin and good acidity that favors drinkability. Great flavor and excellent persistence.

Grapes: Syrah 100%

One of the best interpretations of Syrah in Italy. Sapid and seductive with intact fruit of great intelligibility, embellished but not masked by the tertiary notes. Fully among the most famous and best Italian red wines for the enhancement of the vine of the famous Middle Eastern variety.

Indicative price: 270 €

Syrah ‘Apice’ 2016 – Stefano Amerighi

Description: The aromatic picture is interesting, spreading elegant and intense notes of blackberry and blueberry, blood nuances, salted capers, patchouli for a spicy finish. On the palate it is enveloping, flowing and with unscrupulous tannins and sensational acidity.

Grapes: Syrah 100% Considered one of the most virtuous and imaginative interpretations in Italy of the grape that became famous in the Hermitage. A Syrah with a great material extract but also distinguished by the character: multifaceted and seductive nose and compact, vigorous and exciting tannins. Fully among the best Italian red wines. Approximate price: 45 €

‘Cepparello’ 2016 – Toscana Rosso IGT – Isole e Olena

A harmonious wine, with a fresh drink but enriched by strong brushstrokes of wild strawberries, cassis, eucalyptus, leather and shades of undergrowth. Great extract that creates a sensational counterpoint with the pounding acidity typical of Sangiovese. Emphatic and penetrating finish.

Grapes: Sangiovese 100%

Among the most historic and best Italian red wines for balance and harmony and ability to enhance and integrate the tertiary notes. A vibrant wine, historical, iconic and incisive representation of Sangiovese.

Indicative price: 80 €

Brunello di Montalcino 2015 – Poggio di Sotto

Characteristics: Ripe and preserved red fruit, which stretch towards a finish of austere spices, goudron, spicy nuances and undergrowth Great polyphenolic extract and final length and great precision

Grapes: Sangiovese 100%

One of the best versions of Brunello di Montalcino with international success. A powerful, prolix and exciting wine. Ideal wine for enthusiasts, certainly among the most famous and best Italian red wines. Approximate price: 145 €

Brunello di Montalcino ‘Cerretalto’ 2012 – Casanova di Neri

Description: The aromatic spectrum is seductive and outlines nuances of ripe cherry, wild raspberry to make room for woody tones, tar and tobacco. On the palate it is voluminous, with a very thick tannic texture well outlined and synergistically linked to an acidity that creates dialectics and rhythm. Excellent persistence with afterward echoes of fruit and spices.

Grapes: Sangiovese 100%

An unmissable wine: triumph of aromas and skilfully integrated tertiary notes. It is a duty to rank it among the best Italian red wines for its ability to masterfully renew the character of the Brunello di Montalcino we are used to.

Approximate price: € 285

Brunello di Montalcino ‘Madonna delle Grazie’ 2015 – Il Marroneto