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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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    Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2014
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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    Di Majo Norante Contado Riserva 2014
    Aglianico from Molise, Italy
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  • Barone Pizzini Saten Franciacorta 2014  Front Label
    Barone Pizzini Saten Franciacorta 2014
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Lombardy, Italy
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  • Di Majo Norante Ramitello Rosso 2014  Front Label
    Di Majo Norante Ramitello Rosso 2014
    Other Red Blends from Italy
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    Tasca d'Almerita Rosso del Conte 2014
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  • Fratelli Seghesio Barolo La Villa 2014 Front Label
    Fratelli Seghesio Barolo La Villa 2014
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    • Col d'Orcia Olmaia Cabernet Sauvignon 2014  Front Label
      Col d'Orcia Olmaia Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy
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    • Ferrari Perle Rose 2014  Front Label
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      Rosé Sparkling Wine from Trentino, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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      Vietti Barolo Ravera (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014
      Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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