THE BEST ITALIAN RED WINES
In this section of our online wine shop Clickwine you can find the best Italian and foreign reds for sale, ideal for accompanying everyday dinners or important events with style and elegance. Clickwine has selected the most famous reds on the wine scene including the best denominations as well as some niche products and some wines from Abruzzo that will amaze the most curious enthusiasts. Among the best wines, the red wines of Abruzzo cannot be missing.
One of the best Italian wines is undoubtedly Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC, which is one of the best known Italian red wines in the United States.
Montepulciano is the most widespread red grape variety in the Marches and Abruzzo, where rich and expressive red wines are born, ideal for sharing with those who love tasty home cooking, and it is also perfect for a barbecue with friends.
THE PRODUCTION OF RED WINE
The red wine is obtained from red berried grapes, thanks to a production process which takes the name of "vinification in red". This process involves the contact between marcs (husks and seed residues) and wort during the fermentation phase
One of the first steps in the production of a red wine consists in choosing the harvest period. The grapes are harvested when the sugar level reached is what the winemaker deems necessary to produce the desired alcohol content.
After harvesting, the bunches arrive in the cellar where the stalk is removed (stemming) before the grapes are pressed to obtain the must.
Maceration causes the release of polyphenols from the skins and in particular anthocyanins, from which derives the red color of the must. The tannins, on the other hand, derive from the grape seeds. The duration of the maceration is about 10-15 days.
In the meantime the alcoholic fermentation starts, triggered by the yeasts present in the skins or by added yeasts. This natural process is favored by an increase in temperature, which however must be kept between 25 and 30°C in order not to affect the quality of the wine.
During this process it is possible that the pomace forms a surface layer which, by preventing contact with the liquid part, could lead to the development of acetic acid. However, various techniques are available to winemakers to remedy this problem.
After alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation takes place, i.e. the transformation of malic acid into lactic acid. It is an essential moment for the vinification of red wines because it increases their softness and smoothes out their sharp edges and hardness.
The must has now been transformed into wine, but racking is therefore necessary, i.e. the elimination of residues, to be carried out by filtration or static settling. This last method, less invasive, consists in lowering the temperature in the tanks so that the substances to be eliminated settle on the bottom.
Once "cleaned", the wine is ready for refinement, lwhose minimum duration is established by the DOC regulations, which can take place in steel, in cement tanks, in large capacity barrels or in small barrels or barriques. At the end of the maturation phase, the bottling takes place: the wine begins its refinement in the bottle and, after another possible rest in the cellar, it is put on the market.
RED WINE: PROPERTIES AND BENEFITS
Is red wine good for health? Many people ask themselves this question to which the numerous studies have not yet given a definitive answer. Many studies affirm some properties, others deny it. Below we list the most widespread beliefs about the properties and benefits of red wine, which, as mentioned, are not certified by the medical community in an absolute sense. You can believe it or not.
- Natural antioxidant: the polyphenols contained in red wine are antioxidant substances that would slow down the aging of some cells
- Promotes digestion: would protect the intestinal flora
- Increase endorphins: in small doses it helps the brain release endorphins and would make us feel more relaxed
- Prevents cardiovascular diseases: thanks to the resveratrol which would promote blood circulation
- Many authoritative studies state that the substances contained in red wine have these properties and benefits, but are present in such small doses that they are absolutely irrelevant for the body.
HOW MUCH DOES RED WINE COST?
The prices of red wines can fluctuate based on various factors, including the value of the bottle, the production area and the demand. The online wine shop Clickwine offers a wide selection of Italian red wine offerings. Our online wine shop offers alongside the most famous names, also cheaper labels suitable to accompany everyday life. Fromforget about running from one shop to another, but save time for the really important things: enjoying an excellent glass of red wine. Scroll through our products to find the best red wines at the best price.
PAIRINGS WITH RED WINE
Browsing the individual product sheets in our online wine shop, you will discover the suggested pairings for each red wine: white and red meats, game, braised meats, grilled meats, risottos, traditional Italian first courses but also cold cuts and cheeses, vegetables, sauces and structured dishes .
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Who can't drink wine?
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as alcohol can pass through the placenta and into breast milk, endangering the health of the fetus or newborn.
- People who suffer from alcohol addiction or who have problems with alcoholism, because the consumption of wine can worsen their state of health.
- People taking medications that can interact with alcohol, such as antidepressants, pain relievers, or heart medications, because alcohol can increase the side effects of medications.
- People who have health problems, such as liver disease or gastritis, because alcohol can worsen symptoms and aggravate health conditions.
In any case, it is always advisable to seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist before consuming wine or other alcohol.