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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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    Zenato Amarone (375ML half-bottle) 2010
    Other Red Blends from Veneto, Italy
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  • Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
    Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2010
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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    • Castellare Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
      Castellare Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2010
      Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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    • Badia a Coltibuono Vin Santo (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
      Badia a Coltibuono Vin Santo (375ML half-bottle) 2010
      Other Dessert from Tuscany, Italy
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      • Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
        Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto (375ML half-bottle) 2010
        Red Sparkling Wine from Piedmont, Italy
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        • Marcarini Barolo Brunate (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
          Marcarini Barolo Brunate (375ML half-bottle) 2010
          Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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        • La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca Di Pian (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
          La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca Di Pian (375ML half-bottle) 2010
          Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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        • Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
          Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2010
          Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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        • Terrabianca Campaccio (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
          Terrabianca Campaccio (375ML half-bottle) 2010
          Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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          • Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
            Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2010
            Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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          • Fontodi Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
            Fontodi Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2010
            Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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          • Dei Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
            Dei Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (375ML half-bottle) 2010
            Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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          • Castellare Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggiale (375ML) 2010 Front Label
            Castellare Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggiale (375ML) 2010
            Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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            • Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico (375ML Half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
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              Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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              Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2010
              Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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            • Jermann Pinot Grigio (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
              Jermann Pinot Grigio (375ML half-bottle) 2010
              Pinot Gris/Grigio from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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              • Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
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                Pinot Gris/Grigio from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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                • Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
                  Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2010
                  Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                • Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
                  Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2010
                  Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                    Querciabella Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2010
                    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                  • Felsina Fontalloro (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
                    Felsina Fontalloro (375ML half-bottle) 2010
                    Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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                  • Pio Cesare Barolo (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
                    Pio Cesare Barolo (375ML half-bottle) 2010
                    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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                  • La Serena Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
                    La Serena Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2010
                    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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                  • Donnafugata Ben Rye (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
                    Donnafugata Ben Rye (375ML half-bottle) 2010
                    Other Dessert from Sicily, Italy
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                    • La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
                      La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2010
                      Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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