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The Most Collectible Italian Wines

The collector market for Italian wines is a bit softer than the market for rare Burgundy and Bordeaux. This doesn't mean that there is no value in collecting Italian wines and even investing in them. But which Italian reds are worth the long term investment? Which have the potential for prolonged improvement with bottle age? And which Italian wines increase in value over time?

The three B's are always wines to be considered for aging (Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello). Some of the producers to collect include:

Gaja
Bruno Giacosa
Borgogno
Clerico
La Spinetta
Casanova di Neri
Altesino
Valdicava
Cerbaiona
Morroneto
IL Pallazone

Super Tuscan's are also worthy of collecting and just might be the best in terms of price appreciation over the long haul. Here are a few noted wines:

Sassicaia
Ornellaia
Masseto
Solaia
Oreno
Tignanello
Flaccianello

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