Italian kosher wines have been a staple for wine lovers since the 1980s, when the first wines from Bartenura found their way to the United States. At KosherWine, you’ll find that our crisp and refreshing Italian wines are both affordable and approachable, making them great choices for a wine novice or expert. And because we offer such an extensive selection of popular Italian wines, it’s easy to find something that suits any meal or special celebration that you have in mind.
There are at least 350 common wine grape varieties used to make Italian wines in the 20 wine-producing regions in Italy. Chances are, there is an Italian kosher wine that is perfect for you. Quality kosher wine has been produced in Italy by both large commercial wineries and independent producers, such as Terra di Seta, and they continue to thrive today. You can now enjoy the best Italian kosher wines anywhere in the United States when you buy your Italian wines online at KosherWine.com. Browse our selection below, and make sure to check out our kosher wine pairings for Italian food at the bottom of this page.
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Characteristics of Italian Wine
Italy not only has more local varieties than any other country, it also has some of the most distinctive wines in the world. Although the small country produces roughly eight billion bottles of wine each year, it manages to stay true to the wine styles originated there thousands of years ago. Italian white wines tend to be crisp while red wines tend to be firm. This strong showing of acidity tends to pair well with food, allowing for wine that compliments Italy's amazing dedication to cuisine. Another quality that prevents the wine from competing with food is its earthy aroma. The nose might detect hints of mushrooms, soil, minerals or grass whenever you’re enjoying an Italian wine. While there are some excellent full-body wines in Italy, such as Gilgal Sangiovese, the majority are medium-bodied in nature.
Popular Italian Wine Varietals
This zesty, Italian white wine grape is grown mostly in Alto Adige, Friuli and Lombardy in Northern Italy, and is actually a mutant of the Pinot Noir grape. Italian wine producer, Borgo Reale, produces a wonderfully refreshing Pinot Grigio which finishes with a light honey and golden apple taste.
Sangiovese grapes are the main grapes in both Sangiovese varietals and the popular Chianti. Sangiovese grapes are mostly harvested in Central Italy in the Toscana region. Terra Di Seta produces a delightful Special Reserve Chianti Classico sourced from 100 percent organic Sangiovese grapes.
The name "Moscato" originated in Italy, but the muscat grape is considered one of the oldest cultivated varieties in the world. This smooth and refreshing wine comes in three major styles – still Moscato, dessert Moscato and Italy's most popular, sparkling Moscato d'Asti. The Italian Rashi Moscato D'Asti is especially popular among our customers.
With over 350 common wine grape varieties in Italy, it's easy to see why many Italian wine producers have been blending varieties and creating some of the most popular wine blends in the world. Cantina Gabriele blends 70% of Cabernet Sauvignon with the fruitiness of the Cesanese grapes to make this favorable red blend.
Kosher Wine Pairings For Italian Food
Regional varietals tend to pair well with foods from the same region, so Italian food naturally pairs well with kosher Italian wines. Below are a few kosher wines to pair with your favorite Italian foods.
Pair With: Cantina Gabriele Cabernet Sauvignon
This full-bodied, kosher Italian wine works well with fatty beef thanks to its alluring black currant aroma with a touch of bell pepper. The spicy fruit and herbs of this cabernet allow you to handle the peppery heat from this delicious sandwich.
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Pair With: Terra di Seta Chianti Classico 2009
The elegant style and bright acidity of this Chianti Classico allows the acidity of the tomatoes in this dish to shine. The gorgeous cherry flavors and firm tannins go with the fattiness of the meatballs and add additional flavor to the meal.
Pair With: Tzuba Pinot Noir 2011
The hint of smoke and spice and the fresh acidity of the Tzuba Pinot Noir perfectly complement the thick, melted mozzarella and beautifully cured Italian meats that come on most Italian pizzas. This kosher wine is a great pizza wine and pairs well with most red sauces and cheeses.
Is the "Kosher Blue Bottle" an Italian Wine?The blue bottle – Bartenura Moscato – is a popular and sweet kosher wine made from only the best Moscato grapes. The fermentation of the Blue Bottle Barentua Moscato takes place at a low temperature in order to craft a wine with fresh, peachy perfumes and light, grapey fruit flavors. The Barentura Moscato is a nice change of pace from the other widely available kosher wines on the market and is a prime example of a sweet, Italian white wine. This alluring blue bottle adds a special feel to the wine, and it makes special appearances at holidays among Jewish and non-Jewish Americans. Barentura Moscato has become one of the most widely recognized Moscato brands on the American market, commonly enjoyed by celebrities and often talked about in pop culture.
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