Savouring the Basics of Red Wine from Italy, France and Spain

Hello, wine enthusiasts! Prepare for a riveting journey of flavors as we venture into the world of red wines from key regions in Italy, France, and Spain — the three most significant wine producers globally.

Italy: A Symphony of Wine in Tuscany and Piedmont

Italy's vast vine-studded landscapes birth magnificent red wines, each unique to their region of origin. Tuscany and Piedmont are particularly famed for their iconic reds.

Tuscany: The Heartbeat of Sangiovese

Rolling hills, sun-dappled vineyards, and Renaissance art define Tuscany, whichRed Wine Chianti also proudly crafts Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. Sangiovese, the region's star grape variety, shows its finest expressions in these wines.

Chianti is Sangiovese's quintessential representation with its ruby-red colour and a perfect balance of fruit and savory notes with a delightful complexity. 

Brunello Di Montalcino also utilizes Sangiovese, albeit in a more powerful, intense form, with strict regulations for production, aging requirements and quality control.

Piedmont: The Reign of Nebbiolo

Famed for the ethereal Barolo and Barbaresco, Piedmont is a region where wine feels like poetry. Nebbiolo, a grape that matures late in the year, is the soul behind these red wines. 

Candidly named "the king of wines and wine of kings," Barolo brings forth ample structure, distinct tannins, and an alluring perfume of crushed violets, red cherries, and hints of baking spices. 

In contrast, Barbaresco, regarded as Nebbiolo's softer incarnation, is garnet in hue with layers of red fruit, violet, anise, and cinnamon, offering an elegant refinement that is hard to resist.

France: A Wine Wonderland in Bordeaux and Roussillon

France's commitment to producing exceptional red wines is evident in each region's produce, especially in Bordeaux and Roussillon.

Bordeaux: The Blend Masters

Bordeaux is world-renowned for its mastery of blending, creating wines with exceptional finesse and power. Mainly a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Bordeaux wines display a spectrum of flavors from black cherry, currant, and cedar to shades of graphite. 

As they age, you'll find them transforming, revealing nuances of fig, tobacco, and truffle, displaying an impressive depth and complexity that can leave you in awe.

Roussillon: The Sunny SouthRed Wine Roussillon

Perched in France's sunny south is Roussillon, a region known for its diversity of wine styles. However, Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah dominate the red wine production. 

Each grape contributes something to the mix with the powerful fruit notes of Grenache, the structure and acidity of Carignan and the spicy, savory silkiness of Syrah. In harmony, they form an unforgettable experience for the senses.

Spain: Exceptional Reds from Rioja and Ribera Del Duero

With its sun-kissed vineyards, Spain is home to some of the world's best reds — particularly nurtured in Rioja and Ribera Del Duero.

Rioja: A Taste of Elegance

Rioja conjures images of a sublime wine landscape that crafts fine, oak-matured wines mainly from the Tempranillo grape. 

These wines offer a beautiful dichotomy of flavors — ripe strawberries and plums playing with earthy leather and herbaceous notes. The age-old tradition of oak aging adds a dash of vanilla and a soft, toasted touch that rounds them exquisitely.

Ribera Del Duero: Bold and Beautiful

On the high plains of Northern Spain, Ribera Del Duero is making Tempranillo-based wines with a twist. Known as Tinto Fino locally, the grape yields wines with a deeper fruit core layered over cocoa, licorice, and a subtle savoury element. Oak aging is a key component in the region's winemaking and results in silkier, bolder, fuller-bodied, and remarkably rich wines.

Mix and Match!

At In Wines We Trust, we've embarked on a journey through these regions to bring their narratives, traditions, and wines to our exclusive collection. We invite you to make your selection from our handpicked red wine collection

You can choose at least three bottles in any combination you like and experience the carefully crafted symphony of these wines at your leisure. Here's to your enriching and exciting wine journey! Cheers!