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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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  • Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2018  Front Label
    Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2018
    Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
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    Murgo Etna Rosso 2018
    Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
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    • Planeta Etna Rosso 2018  Front Label
      Planeta Etna Rosso 2018
      Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
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    • Cottanera Etna Barbazzale Rosso 2018  Front Label
      Cottanera Etna Barbazzale Rosso 2018
      Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
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      • Tornatore Etna Rosso 2018  Front Label
        Tornatore Etna Rosso 2018
        Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
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        • Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2018  Front Label
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          Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
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