Italian wine is produced in every region of Italy, home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. Italy is the world’s largest producer of wine, with an area of 702,000 hectares (1,730,000 acres) under vineyard cultivation, and contributing a 2013–2017 annual average of 48.3 million hl of wine. In 2018 Italy accounted for 19 percent of global production, ahead of France (17 percent) and Spain (15 percent). Italian wine is both exported around the world and popular domestically among Italians, who consume an average of 42 litres per capita, ranking fifth in world wine consumption.
This is is a really good value Ripasso. Rich with dark fruits and some raisin notes. Touch of wood and smoke and enough of an acidic backbone to stay balanced and pairable with a nice cremini risotto, or braised lamb on polenta.
Med ruby with rims tending to garnet On the nose fresh raspberry and black cherry mixed with animal notes as game and leather, combined with sweet licorice amd dark chocolate On palate is Med body Med plus sour acidity Medium ripe tannins soften with ageing High well balanced alcohol (15%) Med intensity Med finish The wine has complexity balance and typicity of an old wine aged in wood, lack of concentration and finish, the structure is still OK No potential to age!on its peak The wine is very good 79/102
Surya is a blend of Nero d’Avola and Merlot from the Sicilian estate of northern Italy’s Zonin family. The wine shows ripe fruit qualities of blueberry and raspberry, with a touch of bitter almond so characteristic of many Sicilian red wines.
The grapes are harvested in the third week of September. Fermentation lasts eight days, and the must is kept between 82° and 86°F. The wine matures for twelve months – half is place in 92-gallon tonneaux and the other half in 1,320-gallon oak barrels. The win undergoes a final aging process in the bottle.
The Castello di Albola Chianti Classico 2016 is a red wine made by Castello d’Albola from the region of Chianti Classico vinified with sangiovese from 2016 and has an alcoholic content of 13%. Drinks&Co users evaluate this red wine with 4 out of 5 points.