Let’s start off by saying, most Italian wines, especially those of DOC and DOCG are well worth their price. If you are looking for a fantastic Gewurstraminer, find a trusted winery in the north of Italy and be sure to find quality. If you want a robust red high in alcohol content, look no further than Sicily and their Nero D’Avola. If you are looking for quality, finesse, balance and easy to pair wines – you’ve found the perfect place in Tuscany. Some of the best value Italian wines come from this fertile land, and they are exactly what you are looking to fill your wine cabinet with this Autumn!
Here are a few Tuscan wines which are some of the best value Italian wines around.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG
This ethereal, elegant wine is an ideal accompaniment to aged cheese and rich Tuscan dishes. It is a show stopped when it comes to entertaining thanks to its fruity and velvety flavor with hints of violet and oak. This is one of those wines that guests will be asking to photograph the label. It is 70% Sangiovese and 30% Canaiolo which translates to 100% extraordinary. With an average price point, this is the perfect red wine for newbies and connoisseurs.
Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
This is a wine we all love to love. This Tuscan Italian wine has become synonymous with a delicious Italian meal. Choose the right winery, and you can expect this Sangiovese based wine to have a long and velvety finish, warming the palate till long after the sip. With hints of raspberry and vanilla, this oak barrel aged wine is well worth its price, but it is important to choose the right label. Chianti Classico is a very popular wine variety and each bottle can be incredibly different from the next. So be discerning!
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
The king of Tuscan wines! Whether you are winding down from a long day with a glass of this textured red, or pairing it with its food counterpart of T-bone steak or a roast, this is the wine of choice. It’s price will run you slightly above average but you can be sure that this 100% Sangiovese based wine is slightly above excellence. This decisive wine which lingers with hints of vanilla, cherry, raspberry, and licorice is perfection in a bottle.