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Italian Red Wine

While picturesque hillsides, endless coastlines and a favorable climate serve to unify the grape-growing culture of this country. The apparent never-ending world of indigenous grape varieties gives Italy an unexampled charm and allure for its red wines. From the steep inclines of the Alps to the sprawling, warm, coastal plains of the south, red grape varieties thrive throughout.

The kings of Italy, wines like Barolo and Barbaresco (made of Nebbiolo), and Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino (made of Sangiovese), as well as Amarone (mostly Corvina), play center stage for the most lauded, collected and cellar-worthy reds. Less popular but entirely deserving of as much praise are the wines made from Aglianico, Sagrantino and Nerello Mascalese.

For those accustomed to drinking New World reds, the south is the place to start. Grapes like Negroamaro or Primitvo from Puglia and Nero d’Avola from Sicily make soft, ammicable, full-bodied, fruit-dominant wines. Curious palates should be on the lookout for Cannonau (Grenache), Lagrein, Teroldego, Ruché, Freisa, Cesanese, Schiopettino, Rossese and Gaglioppo to name a few.

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  • Vietti Barolo Rocche Di Castiglione 2011 Front Label
    Vietti Barolo Rocche di Castiglione 2011
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Vietti Barolo Lazzarito 2011 Front Label
    Vietti Barolo Lazzarito 2011
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Guardiola 2011 Front Label
    Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Guardiola 2011
    Other Red Blends from Sicily, Italy
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  • Salicutti Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione 2011 Front Label
    Salicutti Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione 2011
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Vietti Barolo Ravera 2011 Front Label
    Vietti Barolo Ravera 2011
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne 2011 Front Label
    Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne 2011
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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    • RP93
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    • WS92
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  • Fontodi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo 2011 Front Label
    Fontodi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo 2011
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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