Italy is home to some of the best red wines around but when you want to find the ideal wine to enjoy with your Italian-inspired pizza dinner, how do you start to narrow it down? Here are a few that you might want to consider.
Barolo is a red wine from the Piedmont region of Italy and it comes from the Nebbiolo grape. This is a wine that can be kept for years as it ages very well.
This is another wine from the Piedmont region and it comes from the same grape as the Barolo wine. A hint of perfume makes this wine stand out and it is considered to be one of the best in Italy.
Brunello is a wine from the Sangiovese grape and it comes from the Tuscany region. This is another wine that has good aging potential and it doesn’t reach the market for a number of years after harvesting.
Amarone is a strong dry red wine that is made from a grape that is native to Italy. Made in the Veneto region, the grapes are dried first.
Another Piedmont wine that is considered to be great for accompanying stews, this wine is often overlooked by those who make a beeline for Barolo and Barbaresco.
Rosso di Montalcino
This is a similar wine to Brunello and is made from the Sangiovese grape. Rosso di Montalcino goes on sale the year after it has been harvested, while Brunello is given more time to mature.
Chianti is a classic Italian wine and the classic version refers directly to the historic area in which it is grown. There are stricter controls on the production of this wine than for the regular type of Chianti and it goes very well with a number of different dishes.