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Italian Red Wine

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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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  • Gaja Sori Tildin 1986 Front Label
    Gaja Sori Tildin 1986
    Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
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  • Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano 1986 Front Label
    Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano 1986
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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    • Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina di Nieve 1986 Front Label
      Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina di Nieve 1986
      Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Pio Cesare Barbaresco 1986  Front Label
        Pio Cesare Barbaresco 1986
        Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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        • Borgogno Barbaresco 1986 Front Label
          Borgogno Barbaresco 1986
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          • Borgogno Barolo 1986  Front Label
            Borgogno Barolo 1986
            Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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            • Gaja Barbaresco 1986  Front Label
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              Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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