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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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  • Tiamo Pinot Grigio 2009 Front Label
    Tiamo Pinot Grigio 2009
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Veneto, Italy
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    • Monte Antico Rosso (3 Liter Bottle) 2009 Front Label
      Monte Antico Rosso (3 Liter Bottle) 2009
      Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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    • Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2009 Front Label
      Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2009
      Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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    • Vietti Roero Arneis 2009 Front Label
      Vietti Roero Arneis 2009
      Arneis from Roero, Piedmont, Italy
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    • Vietti Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne 2009 Front Label
      Vietti Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne 2009
      Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2009 Front Label
        Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2009
        Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Prelius Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
        Prelius Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy
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        • Ferrari Perle 2009 Front Label
          Ferrari Perle 2009
          Vintage Sparkling Wine from Veneto, Italy
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        • Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2009 Front Label
          Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2009
          Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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        • Vietti Barolo Rocche di Castiglione 2009 Front Label
          Vietti Barolo Rocche di Castiglione 2009
          Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
          • RP96
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        • Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2009 Front Label
          Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2009
          Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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          • Vietti Cascinetta Moscato d'Asti 2009 Front Label
            Vietti Cascinetta Moscato d'Asti 2009
            Vintage Sparkling Wine from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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            • Lungarotti Bianco di Torre di Giano 2009 Front Label
              Lungarotti Bianco di Torre di Giano 2009
              Other White Blends from Italy
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              • Capezzana Barco Reale 2009 Front Label
                Capezzana Barco Reale 2009
                Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
                • RP88
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              • Monte Antico Rosso 2009 Front Label
                Monte Antico Rosso 2009
                Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
                • JS90
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              • Vietti Barolo Brunate 2009 Front Label
                Vietti Barolo Brunate 2009
                Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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              • Belguardo Serrata Maremma 2009 Front Label
                Belguardo Serrata Maremma 2009
                Other Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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              • Lungarotti Torgiano Rubesco 2009 Front Label
                Lungarotti Torgiano Rubesco 2009
                Other Red Blends from Italy
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              • Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2009 Front Label
                Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2009
                Other Red Blends from Sicily, Italy
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                • Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2009 Front Label
                  Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2009
                  Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                  • Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 2009 Front Label
                    Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 2009
                    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
                    • RP87
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                  • Tenuta di Ghizzano Nambrot 2009 Front Label
                    Tenuta di Ghizzano Nambrot 2009
                    Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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                  • Badia a Coltibuono Vin Santo (375ML half-bottle) 2009 Front Label
                    Badia a Coltibuono Vin Santo (375ML half-bottle) 2009
                    Other Dessert from Tuscany, Italy
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                  • Poggiotondo Chianti Superiore 2009 Front Label
                    Poggiotondo Chianti Superiore 2009
                    Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                  • Bucci Verdicchio Classico dei Castelli di Jesi 2009 Front Label
                    Bucci Verdicchio Classico dei Castelli di Jesi 2009
                    Verdicchio from Italy
                    • RP89
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