There is no drink that’s better suited for Italian food than red wine. In Italy, people drink red wine with nearly every meal, and it’s wholly assimilated into meals. Studies have also been done that say drinking red wine with your meal can enhance its beneficial physical effects on your body. So next time you’re at Assaggio, you’ll remember this blog as a basis for selecting your vino.
Pinot Noir is a classic and a great introductory wine if you are acquiring your taste. The reason being that pinot noir is a popular selection among people who are just getting into enjoying red wines is because it’s considered light to medium-bodied. It’s one of the softest red wines and is the most common red wine made. The taste of Pinot Noir is a beautiful, dry, and a bit acidic taste of berries. A typical 5-ounce glass of Pinot Noir has about 125 calories if you are looking for something not too heavy in that regard.
If you are looking for a wine that’s a bit darker than Pinot but not quite a full-body, then Sangiovese wine might be your perfect partner. This type of wine is best from North Italy and features sour berry notes and some earthy aromas. It’s called Sangiovese wine due to the grape that it’s made with, which also shares the same name. A popular blend of wine that contains Sangiovese is Chianti. If you are looking for something medium-bodied, then perhaps you have found your wine.
Merlot is a famous red wine that is considered a very smooth drink. It’s known to be simple and sweet. It has moderate acidity and is deemed to be dry. This is a medium to full-bodied wine. This wine is excellent if you are looking to get into more full-bodied wines without committing to a cabernet sauvignon. It truly is in the middle of the red wine spectrum.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a go-to for many red wine drinkers. It pairs wonderfully with red meat and is a full-bodied, dark wine with hints of black velvet, dark fruits, oak, and green bell pepper. Although it’s completely subjective, it’s widely considered one of the best red wine types worldwide. Lucky for you, we have a lot of it.
Wine At Assaggio
At Assaggio in the North End of Boston, we have hundreds of red wine varieties in our vault. Each bottle of wine is here for a reason, and we feel like there’s a bottle for every occasion. Book here for a table at Assaggio and test your red wine knowledge out.