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

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
Sweet Bitch NV Moscato Peach Bubbly Italy
91 points
$9
Best Buy
A summer orchard in a glass - try with brunch or for dessert
Awards: 2021 Best Sparkling Flavored Wine
91 points $9 Best Buy
Sweet Bitch NV Mango Moscato White Moscato
90 points
$9
Best Buy
A delicious sweet sparkling wine with rich fruit and fine, silky bubbles.
90 points $9 Best Buy
Tropical NV Peach Moscato Italy
90 points
$17
Best Buy
A sweet, delicate and balanced flavored Moscato with hints of peach candies.
90 points $17 Best Buy
Villa M NV Peach Flavored Wine Piemonte DOC
88 points
$12
Best Buy
A very fruity, but not too sweet peach flavored Moscato that tastes like a great fresh peach sorbet; try well chilled on its own with with vanilla gelato.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Tropical NV Grapefruit Moscato Italy
88 points
$17
A citrusy, bittersweet spritz-like wine that will work well in aperitivo hour.
Tropical NV Lux Passion Fruit Moscato Italy
88 points
$21
A clean, sweet and fizzy flavored Moscato that's easy to love.
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
Tropical NV Lux Mango Moscato Italy
87 points
$21
An intensely tropical flavored Moscato.
Bella Bolle NV Red Moscato Italy
87 points
$7
Best Buy
A fun - and balanced! - flavored and floral sweet and spritzy wine for all your brunch needs.
87 points $7 Best Buy