About Flavored Wine from Italy

About Flavored Wine from Italy
Italy is regularly the world's leading producer of wine quantity-wise (or second next to France - the numbers are very similar), which should come as no surprise, as wine is produced in each of the country's 20 regions (this is the only country in the world where this is true). While there are still many inexpensive red wines produced in the south as well as in Abruzzo in the country's central region,along with a multitude of value-priced whites from the Veneto region in the north, the emphasis over the last thirty years in the Italian wine industry has been more on quality as well as regional and varietal differences in their wines. Some of the world's most highly regarded red wines, such as Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany) as well as Barolo and Barbaresco (Piedmont) are produced in Italy and have brought the country great respect from critics and consumers the world round. Of course, Chianti is a moderately priced red that is as popular a red wine as there is anywhere and Barbera from Piedmont and Nero d'Avola from Sicily, two tangy, spicy reds, have become extremely popular over the past two decades. As of late, Italian white wines have made great strides, as examples from Friuli, Alto Adige and Campania among other regions, have been recognized for their distinctiveness and vibrancy. Combining a sense of history with the emphasis on traditional indigenous varieties, along with a willingness to experiment and craft wines that modern consumers are looking for, the Italian wine industry is as strong and as relevant as ever.

Top Picks for Italy

Flavored Wine

Ricco NV Peach Moscato
93 points
$12
Best Buy
It's sweet, it's vibrant peach, and it's lightly spritzy and fun; an effervescent way to start or end the meal.
93 points $12 Best Buy
Risata NV Blueberry Flavored Semi-Sweet Red Blend Italy
92 points
$12
Best Buy
A spicy and spry Brachetto-like wine that will be great with bbq or on its own for the pool party.
Awards: 2022 Top 2 Sparkling Flavored Wine
92 points $12 Best Buy
Castello Del Poggio NV Strawberry Kiss Monferrato
87 points
$10
Best Buy
If you are looking for nostalgia in a glass, this tastes like everything strawberry made for kids in the 80s and 90s.
87 points $10 Best Buy
Castello Del Poggio NV Blueberry Bliss Flavored Wine Monferrato DOC
86 points
$10
Best Buy
Mesmerizing color and bold berry flavors will make this one a summer patio pleaser.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Castello Del Poggio NV Honeydew Joy Flavored Wine Monferrato DOC
86 points
$10
Best Buy
Fun, fruity, and crushable; drink in a Sangria at your next brunch.
86 points $10 Best Buy