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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 wine. 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 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 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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    Antinori Tignanello 2017
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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    Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2016
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2017  Front Label
    Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2017
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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    Mazzei Chianti Classico Riserva Ser Lapo 2016
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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    Castellani Sangiovese 2016
    Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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    Castellani Chianti Classico Riserva 2016
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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      • Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco Superiore  Front Label
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        Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Valdobbiadene, Prosecco, Italy
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      • San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere 2015  Front Label
        San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere 2015
        Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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      • Vietti Barolo Riserva Villero 2013  Front Label
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        Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Cavit Pinot Grigio 2020  Front Label
        Cavit Pinot Grigio 2020
        Pinot Gris/Grigio from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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        • Ceretto Barolo 2015  Front Label
          Ceretto Barolo 2015
          Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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        • Petra Zingari Toscana 2017  Front Label
          Petra Zingari Toscana 2017
          Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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          • Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino 2016  Front Label
            Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino 2016
            Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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          • Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2015  Front Label
            Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2015
            Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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            Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino 2015
            Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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          • Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2015  Front Label
            Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2015
            Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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          • Ceretto Barbaresco 2016  Front Label
            Ceretto Barbaresco 2016
            Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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          • Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva 2016  Front Label
            Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva 2016
            Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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          • Santa Cristina by Antinori Pinot Grigio 2019  Front Label
            Santa Cristina by Antinori Pinot Grigio 2019
            Pinot Gris/Grigio from Italy
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            • Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore  Front Label
              Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore
              Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Valdobbiadene, Prosecco, Italy
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            • Riff Pinot Grigio 2019  Front Label
              Riff Pinot Grigio 2019
              Pinot Gris/Grigio from Veneto, Italy
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            • Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili Riserva 2014  Front Label
              Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili Riserva 2014
              Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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            • Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 2016  Front Label
              Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 2016
              Other Red Blends from Veneto, Italy
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