The Best Italian Classic Wines


With a recent push towards change and expansion, these tried and true bottles still reign supreme...

This article, written by Ray IsleCarson Demmond, appears on Food & Wine.

Sometimes the most well-known regions are also the most exciting, as new generations push for change.

Abruzzo

A surge in small, ambitious producers has made this wild, mountainous province one of the most compelling wine regions in Italy right now.

Go-To Bottles: 2013 Marina Cvetic Trebbiano d’Abruzzo ($50), 2015 La Valentina Pecorino ($20), 2010 Illuminati Zanna Montepulciano d’Abruzzo ($40).

Chianti Classico

In Chianti’s top subzone, the best local producers are leaning less on international grapes like Cabernet; instead, they’re exploring earthy, vibrant Sangiovese in its purest form.

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