South - $15 - $20 - Red-Full bodied
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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.
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.
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.
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.