Ask a Somm: Do Smooth Italian Wines Exist?

September 23, 2015

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Raimondo Boggia helped import Italy’s mozzarella-devoted string of Italian restaurants Obicà Mozzarella Bar to the U.S., and as both managing partner and beverage director, he heads up wine at all four domestic outposts. Naturally, bottles hail from Italy, with a focus on organic and sustainably-produced juice and lesser-known varietals native to the country. Below, Boggia talks through less tanic Italian wines.

Q: My personal experience with Italian wines is that the reds are…