About Rosé Wine from Italy

About Rosé 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

Rosé Wine

Lavis 2023 Rosé Pinot Grigio
93 points
$14
Best Buy
A delightful dry Rosé that that offers well balanced fruit flavors and keeps you coming back for more.
93 points $14 Best Buy
Cantina Zaccagnini 2022 Rosé Colline Pescaresi IGT
93 points
$18
Best Buy
An intriguingly herbal, fruit-forward Rosé with refreshing acidity that will shine at a table filled with spicy fare.
93 points $18 Best Buy
Luna Nuda 2021  Alto Adige
93 points
$13
Best Buy
A crisp and refreshing aperitif to accompany almost any Mediterranean meal.
93 points $13 Best Buy
Cantina Zaccagnini 2021 Rosé Colline Pescaresi IGT
89 points
$18
A unique Italian Rosé that would be a good accompaniment to a cheese course.
Il Duca NV Sparkling Rosé White Moscato
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Light and refreshing, with ripe peach leaping from the glass and a touch of herbal notes to give the palate complexity.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Cantina Zaccagnini 2021 Dry Rosé Terre de Chieti IGT
86 points
$17
A crisp and savory rose well-suited for a meat and cheese board.
Cielo 2021 Rosé Veneto IGP
86 points
$11.99
Best Buy
A fruity, widely-appealing Rose with tasty herbal nuances.
86 points $11.99 Best Buy