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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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  • Falesco Merlot Pesano 2005 Front Label
    Falesco Merlot Pesano 2005
    Merlot from Italy
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  • Marco Felluga Collio Merlot Varneri 2005 Front Label
    Marco Felluga Collio Merlot Varneri 2005
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    • Ecco Domani Merlot 2005 Front Label
      Ecco Domani Merlot 2005
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      • Planeta Merlot 2005 Front Label
        Planeta Merlot 2005
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      • Falesco Montiano 2005 Front Label
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      • Frescobaldi Lamaione 2005  Front Label
        Frescobaldi Lamaione 2005
        Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
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      • Falesco Montiano (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
        Falesco Montiano (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
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      • Falesco Merlot Umbria 2005 Front Label
        Falesco Merlot Umbria 2005
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      • Danzante Merlot 2005 Front Label
        Danzante Merlot 2005
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        • Petrolo Galatrona 2005 Front Label
          Petrolo Galatrona 2005
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        • Kris Heart Merlot 2005 Front Label
          Kris Heart Merlot 2005
          Merlot from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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          • Le Macchiole Messorio 2005 Front Label
            Le Macchiole Messorio 2005
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          • Ornellaia Masseto 2005 Front Label
            Ornellaia Masseto 2005
            Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
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          • Zidarich Ruje Rosso 2005 Front Label
            Zidarich Ruje Rosso 2005
            Merlot from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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            • Zenato Merlot 2005 Front Label
              Zenato Merlot 2005
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              • Baracchi Cortona Smeriglio Merlot 2005 Front Label
                Baracchi Cortona Smeriglio Merlot 2005
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                • Maculan Breganze Crosara 2005 Front Label
                  Maculan Breganze Crosara 2005
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                  • Villa Russiz Collio Graf de la Tour Merlot 2005 Front Label
                    Villa Russiz Collio Graf de la Tour Merlot 2005
                    Merlot from Collio Goriziano, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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                    • Torre Rosazza Merlot 2005 Front Label
                      Torre Rosazza Merlot 2005
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                      • Volpe Pasini Zuc di Volpe 'Focus' Merlot 2005 Front Label
                        Volpe Pasini Zuc di Volpe 'Focus' Merlot 2005
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                        • Tenuta San Leonardo Guerrieri Gonzaga Villa Gresti 2005 Front Label
                          Tenuta San Leonardo Guerrieri Gonzaga Villa Gresti 2005
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                          • Baglio di Pianetto Salici Merlot 2005 Front Label
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                            • Santa Margherita Versato Merlot 2005 Front Label
                              Santa Margherita Versato Merlot 2005
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                              • Volpe Pasini Togliano Merlot 2005 Front Label
                                Volpe Pasini Togliano Merlot 2005
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                                • Cavit Bottega Vinai Merlot 2005 Front Label
                                  Cavit Bottega Vinai Merlot 2005
                                  Merlot from Trentino, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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