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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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  • Ognissole Primitivo di Manduria 2005 Front Label
    Ognissole Primitivo di Manduria 2005
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    • Botromagno Primitivo 2005 Front Label
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    • Feudo Monaci Primitivo 2005 Front Label
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      • Cantele Primitivo 2005 Front Label
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      • A. Mano Puglia Primitivo 2005 Front Label
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        • Az. Ag. Morella La Signora Primitivo 2005 Front Label
          Az. Ag. Morella La Signora Primitivo 2005
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          • Cantine Due Palme Salento Rocca Normanna Le Sciare Primitivo 2005 Front Label
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            • Az. Ag. Morella Old Vines Primitivo 2005 Front Label
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              • Cantine Rosa del Golfo Salento Salento Primitivo 2005 Front Label
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                • Racemi Primitivo di Manduria Masseria Pepe 2005 Front Label
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                  • Tenute Al Bano Carrisi Salento Taras Primitivo 2005 Front Label
                    Tenute Al Bano Carrisi Salento Taras Primitivo 2005
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                    • Fatalone Gioia del Colle Riserva Primitivo 2005 Front Label
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                      • I Pastini Tarantino Arpago Primitivo 2005 Front Label
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