List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Italian Wine

Learn about Italian red and white wine, regions and more ...

undefined, null

Named “Oenotria” by the ancient Greeks for its abundance of grapevines, Italy has always had a culture virtually inextricable from 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.

Filter by
3 Items
3 Items
Gift Type
Occasion
Variety
Varietal
Italy
Rating & Price
Rating All
Price All
Reviewed By
Green
Boutique
3 Items
  • Vietti Barolo Brunate 1996 Front Label
    Vietti Barolo Brunate 1996
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • WS90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $64.99
    Try the
    64 99
    64 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Vietti Masseria Barbaresco 1996 Front Label
    Vietti Masseria Barbaresco 1996
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $55.49
      Try the
      61 99
      55 49
      Save $6.50 (10%)
    • Vietti Barolo Rocche 1996
      Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
      • WS91
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $83.49
      Try the
      83 49
      83 49
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

    Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

    It's easy to update and using the latest version
    of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

    Yes, Update Now
    Cheers to You!

    New Customers: FREE SHIPPING on $29*. Code GIVE

    New Customers: FREE SHIPPING on $29*. Code GIVE

    There was an error redeeming your code.

    *Order must be placed by 12/13/2019. Applies to standard shipping only. Order must be at least $29 excluding shipping and tax. Expedited shipping options may require an additional charge. Not applicable to Hawaii and Alaska orders. A standard shipping charge will appear at checkout but the promo code will credit an amount back so that you do not pay for shipping. Promotion does not apply to corporate orders. Not valid on Bordeaux Futures.

    Search for ""

    Processing Your Order...