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Five must try Red Wines

Written by Veronica Lavenia

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The Amalfi Coast is a hymn to beauty with its breathtaking landscapes, its sea and the views that make it one of the most admired Italian symbols. Amalfi Coast is Furore, a village of a few hundred souls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site like the entire coast.

Ravello Riserva 2017 - Marisa Cuomo

© Marisa Cuomo – Campania – ITALY

Furore is Marisa Cuomo, a historic Campania winery that has made a distinctive mark of heroic viticulture. Her wines, appreciated all over the world, are the symbol of a generous and resilient land. The company’s reds, produced from vines, grown mainly in “pergola”, often planted on vertical rock walls, age in an ancient cellar dug into the rock of dolomitic-limestone origin, in French oak barriques.

Ravello Rosso Riserva 2018 - Marisa Cuomo

© Piero Pardini – The Wolf Post – Tuscany – ITALY

Among the wines reviewed by Piero Pardini for “The Wolf Post” we have selected Furore Rosso Riserva 2018, produced with 50% Piedirosso (locally called pere e ‘palummo) and 50% Aglianico and Ravello Rosso Riserva 2018 – Marisa Cuomo, with 70% Piedirosso (locally called pere e ‘palummo) 30% Aglianico. For the complete guide of Marisa Cuomo wines click here.

© Badia a Coltibuono – Tuscany – ITALY

Badia a Coltibuono, Tuscan excellence, is known for its commitment to the recovery of some typical varieties of the areas such as Mammolo, Ciliegiolo, Pugnitello, Colorino, Sanforte, Malvasia Nera, Canaiolo and Foglia Tonda. The company uses indigenous yeasts and natural fermentations that contribute to the expression of the complexity and harmonious integration of the varietals.
Among the company’s reds we suggest Montebello 2016, produced with Mammolo, Ciliegiolo, Pugnitello, Colorino, Sanforte, Malvasia Nera, Canaiolo, Fogliatonda and Sangiovese. For a brief history of the company and other wines reviewed click here.

Montebello 2016 - Badia a Coltibuono

© Piero Pardini – The Wolf Post – Tuscany – ITALY

Galgo Wines is the successful bet of Ezequiel Sánchez-Mateos, owner of the Reserva y Cata wine shop in Madrid and the oenologist Juan Manuel Gonzalvo who aims to produce wines of different origins and varieties, with small interesting producers throughout the Iberian Peninsula.

Misticos 2019 - Galgo Wines

© Piero Pardini – The Wolf Post – Tuscany – ITALY

Currently, the company has projects in La Rioja, Calatayud, Sierra de Gredos, La Mancha, Conca de Barberà, Sierra del Segura, Ribeiro and Manchuela.
Among the reviewed wines Misticos 2019 is a very interesting proposal, produced with 77% Garnacha and 23% Tempranillo. For a history of the company and other wines reviewed click here.


Bodegas Tamaral, Castigliana winery, produces 100% of the production with Tempranillo grapes, coming from different plots and conditions. The goal is to verify how various factors affect the same grape, the type of soil, the type of vine, the type of climate, the altitude …
Among the wines reviewed by the Reserva 2016 company, it has a great personality and is recommended, as Piero Pardini suggests “to appreciate the quality of the Tempranillo grape in its longevity”. For other wines from the company click here.

Reserva 2016 - Tamaral

© Piero Pardini – The Wolf Post – Tuscany – ITALY

Château Le Gardera takes its name from the family of the same name, which owned it during the reign of King Louis XIV, but the current castle was built under Napoleon III around 1850.
Today, the property belongs to the Gonfrier family. Philippe and Eric Gonfrier work every day to give expression to this rich terroir.

Bordeaux Supérieur 2019 - Château Le Gardera

© Piero Pardini – The Wolf Post – Tuscany – ITALY

Bordeaux Supérieur 2019, organic production, with 60% Merlot 30% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Cabernet Franc is our suggestion. For more information and company reviews click here.

About the author

Veronica Lavenia

Writer, book author and magazine contributor, some of her works have appeared in the most popular International magazines.
Digital Content Manager and Communication Manager at "The Wolf Post", since the birth of the platform.

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