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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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  • Alois Lageder Benefizium Porer Pinot Grigio 2008 Front Label
    Alois Lageder Benefizium Porer Pinot Grigio 2008
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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  • Monte Antico Rosso 2008 Front Label
    Monte Antico Rosso 2008
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 2008 Front Label
    Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 2008
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2008 Front Label
    Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2008
    Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2008 Front Label
    Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2008
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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    • Tiamo Pinot Grigio 2008 Front Label
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      • Monte Antico Rosso (3 Liter Bottle) 2008 Front Label
        Monte Antico Rosso (3 Liter Bottle) 2008
        Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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        Arneis from Roero, Piedmont, Italy
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        • Prelius Maremma Vermentino 2008 Front Label
          Prelius Maremma Vermentino 2008
          Vermentino from Tuscany, Italy
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        • Kofererhof Riesling 2008 Front Label
          Kofererhof Riesling 2008
          Riesling from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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        • Ferrari Perle Nero 2008 Front Label
          Ferrari Perle Nero 2008
          Vintage Sparkling Wine from Trentino, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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        • Vietti Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne 2008 Front Label
          Vietti Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne 2008
          Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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        • Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna Sorbo (1.5 Liter) 2008 Front Label
          Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna Sorbo (1.5 Liter) 2008
          Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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        • Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2008 Front Label
          Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2008
          Sangiovese from Italy
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        • Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2008 Front Label
          Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2008
          Other Red Blends from Sicily, Italy
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        • Prelius Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Front Label
          Prelius Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy
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        • Teruzzi & Puthod Rondolino Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2008 Front Label
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          Vernaccia from Tuscany, Italy
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          • Tiamo Sangiovese 2008 Front Label
            Tiamo Sangiovese 2008
            Sangiovese from Italy
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            • Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo 2008 Front Label
              Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo 2008
              Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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            • Castellare Chianti Classico 2008 Front Label
              Castellare Chianti Classico 2008
              Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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              • Di Majo Norante Norante Contado Aglianico 2008 Front Label
                Di Majo Norante Norante Contado Aglianico 2008
                Aglianico from Molise, Italy
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              • Kofererhof Muller-Thurgau 2008 Front Label
                Kofererhof Muller-Thurgau 2008
                Other White Wine from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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              • Azelia Barolo 2008 Front Label
                Azelia Barolo 2008
                Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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                • Panevino Isola dei Nuraghi Rosso Tankadeddu 2008 Front Label
                  Panevino Isola dei Nuraghi Rosso Tankadeddu 2008
                  Mourvedre from Sardinia, Italy
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