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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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  • Argiano Solengo (torn labels) 1995
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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    • Tenuta Luce  1995  Front Label
      Tenuta Luce 1995
      Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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      • Antinori Tignanello 1995 Front Label
        Antinori Tignanello 1995
        Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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        • Antinori Solaia 1995 Front Label
          Antinori Solaia 1995
          Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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