SOUTHERN ITALIAN GEMS
For 4,000 years, Southern Italy has been producing wine. While the business was booming in the Greek and Roman era, modern-day production has declined; much of the wine produced in the Southern region is exported to other European countries as blending wine. Overall, the Southern Italian wine region does not produce as much wine in quantity or quality as the other regions.
Still, production and quality has become a new priority. More and more Southern Italian wine regions are making terrific wines that are affordable and even available in the U.S.
Red wine dominates wine production in the Southern wine-making regions and a variety of grape types are used.
$23 DU CROPIO "Serra sanguigna" calabria rosso '14 (calabria)
$12 cento cavalli nero d'avola terre siciliane '15 (sicily)
$10 ala nera nero d'avola terre siciliane '14 (sicily)
$10 GASPARE VINCI NERO D'AVOLA '15 (SICILY)
$27 le vigne di eli etna rosso '14 (sicily)
$25 valenti etna rosso norma '13 (sicily)
$15 CANTINA IL NURAGHE MOGORO, VERMENTINO DI SARDEGNA, LE GIARE '16 (SARDINIA)
$20 CANTINA IL NURAGHE MOGORO, CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA, NERO SARDO '15 (SARDINIA)
$23 macarico alto vulture aglianico '12 (campania)
$19 CANTINE DI MARZO, IRPINIA AGLIANICO '15 (CAMPANIA)
$15 mastroberadino "mastro" aglianico '15 (campania) o/S
$ 10 TRATTURI PRIMITIVO '16 (PUGLIA)
$ 12 TORREVENTO NEGROAMARO "16 (PUGLIA)
$ 23 TORREVENTO "VIGNA PEDALE" RISERVA '12 CASTEL DEL MONTE, (PUGLIA)