Italy is famous for many things like; pizza, pasta, passionate people, mafia, the Roman Empire, and ancient architecture to name a few. But it also produces some of the finest wine this world has to offer, with it being served in some of the finest restaurants and bars.
Italy has some of the oldest wine grown regions in the world with the production of wine starting back in 800AD when viticulture was introduced in Sicily by the Mycenaean Greeks. The climate and soil is often reflected in the wines created here with it commonly being described as a “touch of the land” in every bottle, or in basic terms, earthiness.
So to help you cut through the plethora of their popular Bianco (white) and Rosso (red) wines we have collated a list of the best wines they have to offer. We have not broken it down into red or white wine but included them together in the one list and matched it with one of our preferred recipes (or take a look at these great recipes from Masterchef), which will compliment the earthy undertones. Buon appetito!
Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon – Produced by Tenuta San Guido which works well with a winter warmer: Italian Sausage Soup
San Angelo Toscana Pinot Grigio – Produced by Castello Banfi and is a good food match with: Cioppino
Campofiorin Rosso del Veronese – Produced by Masi and with it’s deep rich flavor works well with: Salt Encrusted Prime Rib Roast
Peppoli Chianti Classico – Produced by Antinori with this refined Chianti going well with: Chili Rubbed Pork Tenderloin With Apricot Ginger Glaze
La Segreta Rosso – Produced by Planeta which could be drank with a nice meal of: Cajun Crawfish and Shrimp Etouffe
Moscato D’Asti – Produced by Saracco and will sit nicely after a desert like: Strawberry Cheesecake
Malvira Roero Arneis – Produced by Saglietto and could be paired with: Wild Salmon
Chianti Classico Riserva – Produced by Il Molino di Grace and works well with: Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice
Moscato d’Asti Scrapona – Produced by Marenco with this light sparkling white going well with: Astoria Crab Pasta
Anselma Barolo – Produced by Famiglia this red wine could be matched with: Sausage and Bean Ragout