Five Italian wines under 20 Euros for Christmas

Five Italian wines under 20 Euros is not a crazy statement!

If we think about it, for the mere fact that there are very expensive Italian wines, this myth has reason to exist. It is a matter of perception: when you see something very expensive compared to a similar product that costs much less, you automatically think that the more expensive product is better.

Indeed, this may be the case in many sectors, but it is not the same for wines.

The wine quality is determined by many factors, including the commitment, the passion of the producer and the weather conditions of the vintage.

We have prepared a list of 5 Italian wines that you can buy from xtraWine right now and that will cost you no more than € 20.00.

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Let’s begin with:

Tenuta Ulisse Rosé 2021

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A splendid Rosé wine: the Tenuta Ulisse Rosé 2021, which has a beautiful translucent salmon colour. Thanks to its colour, it is a joy to watch the light passing through the wine as it rotates in the glass.

On the nose, the wine offers notes of white flowers, citrus and fresh stone fruit, providing an interesting combination of fruity and floral notes. This bouquet is balanced by its minimal hint of minerality.

On tasting, the wine has a well-composed structure, offering a long and complex finish that belies the simplicity of the bouquet.

Final xtraWine rating: 99/100

Let’s continue with the list…

Leonardo da Vinci 1502 Sangiovese Passito Uve Portate a Cesena 2020

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While we often associate Sangiovese with Chianti wines, there are many other wines that use this great grape variety. The Leonardo da Vinci 1502 Sangiovese Passito Uve Portate a Cesena 2020 is an extraordinary Italian red wine that gives you a perfect idea of what the Emilia-Romagna region has to offer.

Its intense red colour tends towards ruby, and its ageing deepens its tone. The bouquet is remarkable, with intense notes of ripe fruit in the opening, which then mellow and show notes of sweet vanilla, spices and tobacco.

Ripe fruit flavours are also dominant during the tasting, with a perfect combination of acidity and soft tannins to bring out the best properties of the fruit. Persistence is the key to the finish, making this a splendid example of what Sangiovese grapes can do.

Final xtraWine rating: 100/100

Ceci Otello Nero di Lambrusco

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Ceci Otello Nero di Lambrusco from the Ceci winery is definitely among xtraWine’s Best Seller wines.

This intense, satisfying, enveloping, and 100% Lambrusco Maestri is an Italian wine ideal for aperitifs with traditional Italian cured meats. It also pairs well with well-structured risottos, but also with medium-aged cheeses or grilled meats.

And…the taste is surprising and satisfying!

Final xtraWine rating: 92/100

San Marzano Talò Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2020

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San Marzano Talò Primitivo di Manduria is certainly one of the best known still red Italian wines from Apulia region.

Produced by the Cantine di San Marzano winery with its ruby red colour and aromatic flavour, it is the perfect gift for those looking for a wine with character and smoothness.

It offers pleasant notes of cocoa and vanilla. On the palate, it is a wine with considerable structure, ending in notes of long sweetness.

A perfect wine for robust first courses, but also with elaborate sauces and hard cheeses.

Final xtraWine rating: 95/100

Duca di Dolle Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut – BRT

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Let’s finish with a Brut Prosecco with good structure and flavour obtained from Glera, Verdiso and Perera grapes from 25–30-year-old vines grown on the Rolle Estate.

This place is precisely where Duca di Dolle is located, an estate of ancient origins, in the heart of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Hills, a UNESCO heritage site since 2019.

Finally, if you are looking for more in-depth information, don’t miss out to read the article ‘The D.O.C.G. Superiore according to Duca di Dolle: between History and Innovation‘.

BRT: Fresh and pleasant, it is the ideal companion for important fish and white meat dishes and for young, modern tastes.

Final xtraWine rating: 99/100


We have just introduced you five excellent Italian wines available for less than € 20.00. Each of them offers something unique, proving that price is one of the last things to consider when determining the wine quality.

You can find all these Italian wines on xtraWine to make unique, special and surprising gifts.


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