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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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  • Vietti Perbacco Nebbiolo delle Langhe 2005 Front Label
    Vietti Perbacco Nebbiolo delle Langhe 2005
    Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
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  • Capezzana Barco Reale 2005 Front Label
    Capezzana Barco Reale 2005
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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    • Vietti Barolo Brunate 2005 Front Label
      Vietti Barolo Brunate 2005
      Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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    • Teruzzi & Puthod Rondolino Vernaccia di San Gimignan 2005 Front Label
      Teruzzi & Puthod Rondolino Vernaccia di San Gimignan 2005
      Vernaccia from Tuscany, Italy
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      • Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2005 Front Label
        Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2005
        Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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      • Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2005 Front Label
        Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2005
        Sangiovese from Italy
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      • Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli 2005 Front Label
        Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli 2005
        Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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      • Vietti Barolo Rocche di Castiglione 2005 Front Label
        Vietti Barolo Rocche di Castiglione 2005
        Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Vietti Barolo Lazzarito 2005 Front Label
        Vietti Barolo Lazzarito 2005
        Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Belguardo Serrata Maremma 2005 Front Label
        Belguardo Serrata Maremma 2005
        Other Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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      • Mont' Albano Pinot Grigio 2005 Front Label
        Mont' Albano Pinot Grigio 2005
        Pinot Gris/Grigio from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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        • Vietti Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne 2005 Front Label
          Vietti Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne 2005
          Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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        • Querciabella Chianti Classico 2005 Front Label
          Querciabella Chianti Classico 2005
          Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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          Vietti Barbera d'Alba Scarrone 2005
          Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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        • Il Poggione Vin Santo (500ML) 2005 Front Label
          Il Poggione Vin Santo (500ML) 2005
          Other Dessert from Tuscany, Italy
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          • Mauro Veglio Barolo Gattera 2005 Front Label
            Mauro Veglio Barolo Gattera 2005
            Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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          • Di Majo Norante Norante Contado Molise Aglianico 2005 Front Label
            Di Majo Norante Norante Contado Molise Aglianico 2005
            Aglianico from Italy
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          • Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2005 Front Label
            Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2005
            Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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          • Paolo Bea Piparello Riserva 2005 Front Bottle Shot
            Paolo Bea Piparello Riserva 2005
            Other Red Blends from Italy
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          • Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2005 Front Label
            Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2005
            Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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          • Mauro Veglio Barolo Arborina 2005 Front Label
            Mauro Veglio Barolo Arborina 2005
            Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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          • Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2005 Front Label
            Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2005
            Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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          • Castellare Chianti Classico 2005 Front Label
            Castellare Chianti Classico 2005
            Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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            • Vietti Masseria Barbaresco 2005 Front Label
              Vietti Masseria Barbaresco 2005
              Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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            • Di Majo Norante Ramitello Rosso 2005 Front Label
              Di Majo Norante Ramitello Rosso 2005
              Other Red Blends from Italy
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