Italian new releases, part 6 – the south and islands

Barone Macri estate in Calabria

The final part of Walter's useful audit of new releases. See also Valle d'Aosta and Piemonte, Lombardia, Alto Adige and Trentino, Friuli and Veneto, Emilia-Romagna and Toscana and Umbria, Marche and Abruzzo. The Barone Macrì estate, a Calabrian discovery, is pictured above.

I have finally managed to taste more than a handful of wines from Lazio, a wine region that seems to be one of the most inert in the whole of Italy. Significant in this case is that the wines below are almost all made from international varieties and in an international mould. These wines...