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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 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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  • Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2018  Front Label
    Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Antinori Villa Toscana 2018  Front Label
    Antinori Villa Toscana 2018
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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    • JS91
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  • Ornellaia  2018  Front Label
    Ornellaia 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2018  Front Label
    Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2018
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Donnafugata Ben Rye (375ML half-bottle) 2018  Front Label
    Donnafugata Ben Rye (375ML half-bottle) 2018
    Other Dessert from Sicily, Italy
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  • Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2018 Front Label
    Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Feudi di San Gregorio Fiano di Avellino 2018  Front Label
    Feudi di San Gregorio Fiano di Avellino 2018
    Fiano from Italy
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    • JS90
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  • Ca Maiol Molin Trebbiano di Lugana 2018  Front Label
    Ca Maiol Molin Trebbiano di Lugana 2018
    Other White Wine from Veneto, Italy
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  • Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2018  Front Label
    Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2018
    Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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    • RP91
    • D90
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  • Ornellaia (3 Liter Bottle) 2018  Front Label
    Ornellaia (3 Liter Bottle) 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Ornellaia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2018  Front Label
    Ornellaia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Tua Rita Per Sempre Syrah 2018  Front Label
    Tua Rita Per Sempre Syrah 2018
    Syrah/Shiraz from Tuscany, Italy
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    • D97
    • JS95
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