There are many delicious Italian wine types that will satisfy your taste buds while providing a luxurious experience.
Anyone who has spent time in Italy will know that Italians value the beauty of the dolce vita. The time spent with friends, family, and a bottle of one of Italy's finest wines is one of life's great pleasures.
In Italy, grapes are picked at their ripest and most flavorful to create wines from dry to sparkling to sweet, with varieties that range from light, crisp, refreshing Proseccos to satisfyingly rich and earthy reds from Umbria.
In this article, you will learn about the best types of Italian wine for every occasion and which wine will best suit your preferences.
Types of Italian Wines You Will Absolutely Love
Every type of Italian wine is luxurious in its own way. No matter whether you are drinking Spumante, Chianti, or Prosecco, you'll taste the "terra" — the earth and the climate that produced it — in every sip. But this abundance can also make settling on a wine difficult, and the choice can be overwhelming.
To make your choice a little easier, we're happy to act as your personal favorite Italian wine type guide and highlight hand-picked wines we know you'll love.
Dry Sparkling Wine: Oro Vino Spumante
If you like a crisp and refreshing wine, with the sense of celebration and occasion a sparkling wine confers, consider our Oro Vino Spumante. Robert Parker, the internationally respected wine critic, calls it "one of the most spectacular wines made in Italy." It is fragrant and fruity, with notes of classic Italian produce like almonds and citrus. It is great for almost any time of year and pairs well with most cuisines.
Dry Italian Wine: Extra Dry Prosecco D.O.C. Treviso
For a no less celebratory but drier type of Italian sparkling wine option, there is our Extra Dry Prosecco D.O.C. Treviso. Our Prosecco is made in the D.O.C. (Denominazione di Origine Controllata, or "designation of controlled origin") of Treviso, an alluring city situated between the Gulf of Venice and the Alps. It is made in the Martinotti-Charmat method and has a beautifully soft, well-balanced, and velvety taste, as well as a fine, fruity smell.
Refreshing and perfectly balanced, our Extra Dry Prosecco only has 17 to 32 grams of sugar per liter, making it ideal for those who do not want an excessively sweet wine. Our Extra Dry Prosecco will elevate any wedding or graduation into an affair to remember, and turn a simple family weekend brunch into a special event.
Italian Blend: Torami Umbria Red
For those looking for a fuller-bodied yet remarkably smooth wine, there is our Torami Umbria Red. Expertly blended from Italian wine grapes (Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Montepulciano), it is described by international wine critic James Suckling as "full-bodied, with round, silky tannins and lots of juicy fruit" and "chocolate shavings as well in the aftertaste."
The grapes we use are all carefully selected by our winemaker, Riccardo Cotarella, and in our Torami Umbria Red, they make for a rich, distinctive wine that we age in French barriques. With a vividly dark red color, the wine is fascinating, complex, and, as Suckling says, "delicious." Its smell includes notes of wild berries, black olives, and prunes, and its taste has notes of remarkable tannins. This wine perfectly evokes Umbria, often referred to as the "green heart of Italy" for its beautiful winding valleys and groves.
Umbria borders Tuscany and is the region where the pigment umber was originally extracted (umber, a rich brown, is short for "terra d'ombra," or "earth of Umbria"). Fittingly, our Torami Umbria Red pairs well with traditional, earthy foods from the region like:
- Roasted meats
- Hearty, rustic lentil stews
- Fine aged cheeses
You can also enjoy our Umbria Red with a hunk of good sourdough bread, a drizzle of olive oil, and some antipasti, and imagine yourself among the remains of Umbria's ancient Etruscan settlements.
Top Italian Wines with the Highest Taste and Flavor Profile
Italy's finest wines are uniquely opulent in their flavor profiles, recalling Italy's other rich crops. The whites are fruity, floral, and refreshing, while the reds are often intense with notes of berries, herbs, and sensual, earthy flavors like chocolate. With so many options to choose from, though, it can be overwhelming trying to find one that fits your tastes.
Lamborghini Ultimate Gift Set: A Special Occasion
Our Lamborghini Ultimate Gift Set comprises four beautifully packaged varieties of our finest types of Italian wines, giving you a generous array of wine types to sample. It's perfect for when you can't choose just one. These spectacular gift sets are our top pick as a gift for someone special in your life, whether you want to tell them "grazie" or "ti amo." The selection includes:
- Lamborghini Trescone, a youthful red named for a traditional dance performed during the harvest.
- Lamborghini Era, a Sangiovese IGT from Umbria that's our interpretation of the most popular vine of the Trasimeno area.
- Lamborghini Red, a vibrant, intense interpretation of the Umbria region, combining mouth-pleasing floral notes with flavors of stone fruits and a pleasing minerality.
- Lamborghini White, a bright pale yellow with an elegant nose and rich notes of flowers. It is a fine Italian wine, created to celebrate the birth of our founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini.
Highly acclaimed, this selection is also a perfect choice for your own cellar if you are trying to settle on a favorite type of Italian wine or just want the perfect bottle on hand for any occasion.
Classic Italian Wines That Can Be Enjoyed Year-Round
Italian's winemaking culture is ancient, going back over 4,000 years. Italy's climate, rocky soil, and varied terrain are considered perfect for viticulture. The dedication of our master winemakers and the uniqueness of our indigenous grapes play important roles, too. Classic wines from Italy, whether whites like Prosecco and Spumante or reds like Chianti or our Torami Red, can be enjoyed at almost any event year-round.
Say the name "Lamborghini" to anyone in the world, and they will think of luxury and excellence. Our founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini, had many interests, but different Italian wine types was his greatest passion.
Whatever Italian wine type you choose — whether the Oro Vino Spumante, Extra Dry Prosecco, Torami Umbria Red, or the Lamborghini Ultimate Gift Set — Lamborghini Wines bring his passion for luxury and delight to your palate and dining table.