List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Italian Wine

Learn about Italian wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...

undefined, null

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.

Filter by
12 Items
12 Items
  • La Marca Prosecco (375ML half-bottle)  Front Label
    La Marca Prosecco (375ML half-bottle)
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
      4.2 50 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $11.99
      Try the
      11 99
      11 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Badia a Coltibuono Vin Santo (375ML half-bottle) 2011  Front Label
      Badia a Coltibuono Vin Santo (375ML half-bottle) 2011
      Other Dessert from Tuscany, Italy
      • V93
      4.8 8 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $47.99
      Try the
      47 99
      47 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Altesino Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2016  Front Label
      Altesino Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2016
      Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
      • JS95
      • RP95
      • JD95
      • WS95
      • WE92
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $34.99
      Try the
      34 99
      34 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Ceretto Santo Stefano Moscato d'Asti (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
      Ceretto Santo Stefano Moscato d'Asti (375ML half-bottle) 2019
      Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
        4.8 17 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $15.99
        Try the
        15 99
        15 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne (375ML half-bottle) 2015  Front Label
        Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne (375ML half-bottle) 2015
        Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
        • JS93
        • RP92
        • WE92
        • D92
        • W&S91
        • WS90
        3.6 7 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $25.99
        Try the
        25 99
        25 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Felsina Vin Santo (375ML half-bottle) 2008  Front Label
        Felsina Vin Santo (375ML half-bottle) 2008
        Other Dessert from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
          0.0 0 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $48.99
            Try the
            52
            48 99
            Save $3.01 (6%)
          • Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore (375ML half-bottle)  Front Label
            Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore (375ML half-bottle)
            Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Valdobbiadene, Prosecco, Italy
            • D92
            • WW91
            3.7 40 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $15.99
            Try the
            15 99
            15 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth (375ML half-bottle) Front Label
            Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth (375ML half-bottle)
            Vermouth from Italy
            • WE95
            4.4 193 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $22.99
              Try the
              22 99
              22 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Badia a Coltibuono Cultusboni RS Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2018  Front Bottle Shot
              Badia a Coltibuono Cultusboni RS Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2018
              Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
              • WE90
              3.8 12 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $10.99
              Try the
              10 99
              10 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Santa Margherita Sparkling Rose (375ML half-bottle) Front Label
              Santa Margherita Sparkling Rose (375ML half-bottle)
              Rosé Sparkling Wine from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
              • WW91
              4.6 10 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $16.99
              Try the
              16 99
              16 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
              Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2017
              Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $15.99
                Try the
                15 99
                15 99
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Donnafugata Ben Rye (375ML half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
                Donnafugata Ben Rye (375ML half-bottle) 2017
                Other Dessert from Sicily, Italy
                • D97
                • JS95
                4.9 37 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $43.99
                Try the
                43 99
                43 99
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

              Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
              Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

              It's easy to make the switch.
              Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

              Yes, Update Now
              Cheers to You!

              New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

              New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

              There was an error redeeming your code.

              *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 5/31/2021. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, Picked by Wine.com subscriptions, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order. Offer valid subject to state law limitations.

              Search for ""

              $20 off your first Picked box. Code 20PICK

              $20 off your first box. Code 20PICK

              There was an error redeeming your code.

              *Offer only valid for first-time Picked subscribers. The $20 discount applies to the first 6-bottle shipment of your Picked subscription and excludes tax and shipping. Offer may not be combined with any other promotion or used with any other discounts on Wine.com. Wine.com has the right to end or modify any offer at any time. Additional restrictions may apply, see terms and conditions for more details. Offer subject to state law limitations.

              Processing Your Order...