8 Italian Reds at 90+ Points

It's all about Sangiovese, Tuscany's star grape, in today's selection of new releases

8 Italian Reds at 90+ Points
Castelli del Grevepesa is a cooperative of more than 120 winegrowers. (Courtesy of Castelli del Grevepesa)
Oct 24, 2019

Sangiovese is the most widely planted red grape variety in Italy and can be made in a range of styles. Most tend to have a savory character, with earth and spice, backed by cherry, plum and strawberry fruit. They are also very food-friendly wines—try them with hard cheese or pasta.

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