With this very chilly November weather we’re having, I find myself craving Italian wines! Italian fresh light wines, like Prosecco and Pinot Grigio, are sure to brighten these short dark days. And rich bold reds, like Montepulciano and Primitivo, will warm the soul in no time. However, I know Italian wines can be a bit intimidating, especially when trying to pick a bottle on a budget. You can find Chianti’s ranging from $12 to $100…how do you know which one is good?! I recently had the opportunity to taste A LOT of Italian wines available at the LCBO. While some were in the $30+ range, there were also many great options under $15. So, girl on a budget, I have you covered for good value Italian wines! Read on learn about what I think are the 5 most delicious Italian wines under $15.
The Bottega Prosecco is everything you want in an Italian bubbly! A dry Prosecco with lovely bubbles bursting with flavours of pear, citrus and a hint of sweetness. I did cheat a bit with this one, it’s regular $15.95 but on sale until December 1st at the LCBO for $14.95. Stock up now for all those holiday celebrations!
The Folonari Pinot Grigio will certainly brighten up your day! Drink in the vibrant, fresh and crisp flavours of citrus, clove, florals and white pepper. The Folonari Pinot Grigio is great value at it’s regular price of $13.95, but even better on sale until December 1st for only $11.95!
Imagine you’re basking in the Tuscan sun as you sip on the Ruffino Chianti! It won’t be hard to imagine as you enjoy this medium-bodied dry red wine with flavours of red berries and spice. The very popular Ruffino Chianti is a great wine and even better value for $14.95 a bottle at the LCBO.
Pour a large glass of the Era Montepulciano and dish out a big bowl of pasta for a cozy night in! This medium-bodied dry wine will pair perfectly with all your winter comfort foods. And the Organic Era Montepulciano cannot be beat for value at only $9.75!
Luccarelli Primitivo Puglia – $11.95
On the coldest of days, it’s the Luccarelli Primivo that’s going to keep you warm! Drink in the warmth of this full-bodied smooth red with it’s deep flavours of plum, cherry, spice and hint of vanilla. At only $11.95 a bottle, I’ll be stocking up on the Luccarelli Primitivo for the long winter months ahead!