This has as much to do with pricing as it does with quality. Sangiovese is a fantastic grape that produces tremendous wines, though I have typically gotten my Sangiovese fix in Chianti or Rosso di Montalcino, which can also be great values.
All this got me thinking, what are my favorite Italian red wines? And why? Some may surprise you, but all are worth further investigation!
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