South - Red-Full bodied

98-Point Italian "Ace"

Massaro Del Fondo Appassimento 2018

Rated "one of the best Italian red wines of the year" (with a remarkable 98 points) by top critic, Luca Maroni, this luscious appassimento beauty from Tuscany's famed Barbanera family has layers of deep, plummy flavor. Not to be missed.

 
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93-Point Puglian Red

Tenuta di Somaro Aglianico Primitivo 2016

When Mario Ercolino stumbled upon a small parcel of ancient vines deep in Puglia’s countryside, he knew he’d found something special. Thanks to southern Italy’s superb 2016 vintage, this hugely acclaimed release might be his richest yet.

 
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Intense Italian ‘Gold Selection’

Pillastro Selezione d'Oro 2019

Three-time Italian Winemaker of the Year Angelo Maci uses his oldest (and most flavor boosting) vines for this luxurious, barrel-aged rarity. Puts a much-deserved spotlight on the sunny region of Puglia – a must taste for fans of blockbuster reds.

 
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98-Point Calabrian Rarity

Dragone Selezione Rosso 2018

Named for the dragon on the Lento family’s coat of arms, this barrel-aged blend from Italy’s Calabria showcases rare grape, Magliocco (which adds an irresistibly velvety touch to plummy Merlot). With big points AND big flavor, it’s a must-taste.

 
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98-Point Amarone-Style Red

Borgo di Marte Appassimento 2019

Welcome to Puglia, the sun-drenched heel of Italy’s boot. It’s a treasure trove of rich-tasting reds that offer “undreamed-of character and potential” (Hugh Johnson) – on full display in this stunning twist on one of Italy’s most famous reds.

 
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Top-Pedigree ‘Super Puglian’

Tenuta Albrizzi Cabernet Sauvignon Primitivo 2019

Super Tuscan reds are some of Italy’s most renowned, expensive wines. Here’s a powerful challenger to the style (with an impressive resume) from sunny Puglia and repeat winner of Vinitaly’s Winemaker of the Year title.

 
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Barrel-Aged Italian Riserva

Primo Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2015

In Puglia’s sun-drenched, premium region of Salice Salentino, Negroamaro is the star grape. Renowned producer Torrevento is famous for their intensely rich versions, like this five-year-old Riserva. A must-taste for lovers of blockbuster reds.

 
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