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Italian Wine

Named “Oenotria” by the ancient Greeks for its abundance of grapevines, Italy has always had a culture virtually inextricable from red, white and sparkling wines. Wine grapes grow in every region throughout Italy—a long and narrow boot-shaped peninsula extending into the Mediterranean.

Italian Wine Regions

Naturally, most Italian wine regions enjoy a Mediterranean climate and a notable coastline, if not coastline on all borders, as is the case with the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. The Alps in the northern Italian wine regions of Valle d'Aosta, Lombardy and Alto Adige create favorable conditions for cool-climate grape varieties. The Apennine Mountains, extending from Liguria in the north to Calabria in the south, affect climate, grape variety and harvest periods throughout. Considering the variable terrain and conditions, it is still safe to say that most high quality viticulture in Italy takes place on picturesque hillsides.

Italian Grape Varieties

Italy boasts more indigenous grape varieties than any other country—between 500 and 800, depending on whom you ask—and most Italian wine production relies upon these native grapes. In some Italian wine regions, international varieties have worked their way in, but are declining in popularity, especially as younger growers take interest in reviving local varieties. Most important are Sangiovese, reaching its greatest potential in Tuscany, as well as Nebbiolo, the prized grape of Piedmont, producing single varietal, age-worthy Piedmontese wines. Other important varieties include Corvina, Montepulciano, Barbera, Nero d’Avola and of course the white wines, Trebbiano, Verdicchio and Garganega. The list goes on.

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  • Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2018  Front Label
    Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2018
    Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2021  Front Label
    Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2021
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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    • Cerbaia Brunello di Montalcino 2015  Front Label
      Cerbaia Brunello di Montalcino 2015
      Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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      • RP93
      • D93
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    • La Marca Prosecco  Front Label
      La Marca Prosecco
      Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
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      • Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2018  Front Label
        Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2018
        Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
        • JS93
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      • Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino 2016  Front Label
        Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino 2016
        Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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        • V94
        • WE90
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      • Kylie Minogue Prosecco Rose  Front Bottle Shot
        Kylie Minogue Prosecco Rose
        Sparkling Rosé from Prosecco, Italy
        • WW90
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      • Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019  Front Label
        Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019
        Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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      • wine.com Italian Wine Gift Set  Gift Product Image
        Italian Wine Gift Set
        Collection from Italy
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          • Petra Zingari Toscana 2018  Front Label
            Petra Zingari Toscana 2018
            Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
            • JS92
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          • Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2017  Front Label
            Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2017
            Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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            • WE92
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          • La Marca Prosecco (187ML Split)  Front Label
            La Marca Prosecco (187ML Split)
            Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
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            • Ruffino Prosecco  Front Label
              Ruffino Prosecco
              Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
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              • Col d'Orcia Olmaia Cabernet Sauvignon 2015  Front Label
                Col d'Orcia Olmaia Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
                Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy
                • WS94
                • V94
                • RP93
                • JS93
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              • Cantine San Marzano Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria Riserva 2018  Front Label
                Cantine San Marzano Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria Riserva 2018
                Primitivo from Puglia, Italy
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                • Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2017  Front Label
                  Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2017
                  Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
                  • JS95
                  • RP94
                  • WS92
                  • WE90
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                • Ruffino Greppone Mazzi Brunello di Montalcino 2014  Front Label
                  Ruffino Greppone Mazzi Brunello di Montalcino 2014
                  Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
                  • JS91
                  • WS91
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                • Kris Pinot Grigio 2020  Front Label
                  Kris Pinot Grigio 2020
                  Pinot Gris/Grigio from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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                  • Giuliano Rosati Amarone della Valpolicella 2016  Front Label
                    Giuliano Rosati Amarone della Valpolicella 2016
                    Other Red Blends from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
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                    • Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco Superiore  Front Label
                      Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco Superiore
                      Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Valdobbiadene, Prosecco, Italy
                      • WE94
                      • JS92
                      • WW91
                      • W&S90
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                    • Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2016  Front Label
                      Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2016
                      Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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                      • JS95
                      • RP94
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                    • Tascante Ghiaia Nera 2019  Front Label
                      Tascante Ghiaia Nera 2019
                      Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
                      • JS95
                      • RP92
                      • WE92
                      3.5 74 Ratings
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                    • Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco di Sorbara Vecchia Modena 2020  Front Label
                      Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco di Sorbara Vecchia Modena 2020
                      Red Sparkling Wine from Emilia-Romagna, Italy
                      • V90
                      3.8 42 Ratings
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                    • Marchesi di Barolo Barbera d'Alba Ruvei 2018  Front Label
                      Marchesi di Barolo Barbera d'Alba Ruvei 2018
                      Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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                      • Cantina Paltrinieri Radice Lambrusco di Sorbara 2020  Front Label
                        Cantina Paltrinieri Radice Lambrusco di Sorbara 2020
                        Vintage Sparkling Wine from Emilia-Romagna, Italy
                        • WE95
                        • V90
                        2.8 14 Ratings
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