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Italian Red Wine

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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. 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, Lagrein, Teroldego, Ruché, Freisa, Cesanese, Schiopettino, Rossese and Gaglioppo to name a few.

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  • Gaja Sori Tildin 1979 Front Label
    Gaja Sori Tildin 1979
    Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
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      Gaja Barbaresco 1979
      Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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        Prunotto Cannubi Barolo 1979
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        • Giacomo Conterno Monfortino Barolo Riserva 1979 Front Label
          Giacomo Conterno Monfortino Barolo Riserva 1979
          Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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