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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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  • Castello Monaci Liante Salice Salentino 2018  Front Label
    Castello Monaci Liante Salice Salentino 2018
    Negroamaro from Puglia, Italy
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    • Li Veli Passamante Salice Salentino Negroamaro 2018  Front Label
      Li Veli Passamante Salice Salentino Negroamaro 2018
      Negroamaro from Puglia, Italy
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      • Castello Monaci Maru Negroamaro 2018  Front Label
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        • A Mano Negroamaro 2018  Front Label
          A Mano Negroamaro 2018
          Negroamaro from Puglia, Italy
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          • Pietra Salice Salentino Negroamaro 2018  Front Label
            Pietra Salice Salentino Negroamaro 2018
            Negroamaro from Puglia, Italy
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