8 Enticing Southern Italian Wines

The allures of southern Italy shine in these new reviews of red and white wine from Sicily, Puglia, Campania and beyond

8 Enticing Southern Italian Wines
Masseria Li Veli was founded in the 19th century by Marquis Antonio de Viti de Marco, but was purchased in 1999 by the Falvo family of Tuscan winery Avignonesi.
Oct 8, 2020

Many of southern Italy's distinctive grape varieties are owed to the seafaring ancient Greeks, who brought new grapes to the fertile soils of modern-day Sicily, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata and Molise. But after more than 2,000 years, southern Italian vintners have definitely made these grapes their own, as the impressive wines in this week's selection show.

Tasting Highlights' wine reviews are fresh out of the tasting room, offering a sneak peek of our editors' most recent scores and notes to WineSpectator.com members.

Member-Only Content

Premium Subscription

Join today and get immediate access to this article, and to our entire database of more than 390,000 wine ratings. It only takes moments—but it will help you drink better all year long.

Start Free 30-day Trial

Already a member? Sign In

You Might Also Like

Alphabetical Guide to the Loire Valley

Alphabetical Guide to the Loire Valley

Loire Valley Chenin Blanc is a chameleon, offering something to all, from light versions to …

Nov 15, 2020
Alphabetical Guide to California Cabernet

Alphabetical Guide to California Cabernet

Due to wildfires and a searing heat wave, 2017 is the most inconsistent year for California …

Nov 15, 2020
10 Refreshing California Sauvignon Blancs Up to 91 Points

10 Refreshing California Sauvignon Blancs Up to 91 Points

New reviews of 2019 Sauvignon Blancs from Napa, Sonoma and Lake County that offer value and …

Oct 26, 2020
8 Satisfying Burgundy Values

8 Satisfying Burgundy Values

These new reviews of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay show off Burgundy's potential for impressive …

Oct 22, 2020
Valtellina's Distinctive Nebbiolos

Valtellina's Distinctive Nebbiolos

Alpine viticulture succeeds with Piedmont’s noble grape

Oct 31, 2020
Tasting a Tuscan Icon

Tasting a Tuscan Icon

A vertical of all 39 vintages of Antinori’s Tignanello underscores the pedigree of this …

Oct 31, 2020