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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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  • Ornellaia Masseto 2009 Front Label
    Ornellaia Masseto 2009
    Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Brandolini Vistorta 2009 Front Label
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  • Falesco Merlot Umbria 2009 Front Label
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  • Brandolini Merlot 2009 Front Label
    Brandolini Merlot 2009
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    • Barone Fini Merlot 2009 Front Label
      Barone Fini Merlot 2009
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    • Ornellaia Masseto (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
      Ornellaia Masseto (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
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      Castello di Ama L'Apparita 2009
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    • Le Macchiole Messorio 2009 Front Label
      Le Macchiole Messorio 2009
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    • Castello di Bossi Girolamo 2009 Front Label
      Castello di Bossi Girolamo 2009
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      • Vistorta Vistorta Merlot 2009 Front Label
        Vistorta Vistorta Merlot 2009
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        • Castagnoli Le Pratola Toscana Merlot 2009 Front Label
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          • Di Lenardo Just Me Merlot 2009 Front Label
            Di Lenardo Just Me Merlot 2009
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            • Terlan Alto Adige Siebeneich Riserva Merlot 2009 Front Label
              Terlan Alto Adige Siebeneich Riserva Merlot 2009
              Merlot from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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              • Primosic Murno Merlot 2009 Front Label
                Primosic Murno Merlot 2009
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                • Castello di Querceto Podalirio Merlot 2009 Front Label
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                    • Fattoria di Rignana Toscana Il Riccio Rosso 2009 Front Label
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                      • Santa Margherita Versato Merlot 2009 Front Label
                        Santa Margherita Versato Merlot 2009
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                        • Paraschos Merlot 2009 Front Label
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                            • Vie di Romans Maurus 2009 Front Label
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                              • Villa Mangiacane Toscana Aleah 2009 Front Label
                                Villa Mangiacane Toscana Aleah 2009
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                                • La Castellina Toscana Reale 2009 Front Label
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