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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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  • Bertani Amarone Classico 2009 Front Label
    Bertani Amarone Classico 2009
    Other Red Blends from Veneto, Italy
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  • Damilano 1752 Barolo Cannubi Riserva 2009 Front Label
    Damilano 1752 Barolo Cannubi Riserva 2009
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano 2009 Front Label
    Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano 2009
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Tua Rita Redigaffi 2009 Front Label
    Tua Rita Redigaffi 2009
    Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Tenuta Guado al Tasso Matarocchio (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
    Tenuta Guado al Tasso Matarocchio (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
    Cabernet Franc from Tuscany, Italy
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