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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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  • Banfi Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2013  Front Label
    Banfi Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2013
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
    Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2013
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d'Asti (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
    Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d'Asti (375ML half-bottle) 2013
    Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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    • Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
      Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2013
      Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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      • Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
        Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2013
        Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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      • La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca Di Pian (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
        La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca Di Pian (375ML half-bottle) 2013
        Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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        • Luiano Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
          Luiano Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2013
          Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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          • Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico RS (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
            Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico RS (375ML half-bottle) 2013
            Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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          • Viticcio Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
            Viticcio Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2013
            Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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            • Villa Sparina Barbera del Monferrato (375ml half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
              Villa Sparina Barbera del Monferrato (375ml half-bottle) 2013
              Barbera from Piedmont, Italy
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            • Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico (375ML Half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
              Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico (375ML Half-bottle) 2013
              Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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            • Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
              Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2013
              Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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            • Paolo Scavino Barolo (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
              Paolo Scavino Barolo (375ML half-bottle) 2013
              Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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            • Zenato Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
              Zenato Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa (375ML half-bottle) 2013
              Other Red Blends from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
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            • Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
              Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2013
              Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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            • Speri Sant'Urbano Amarone della Valpolicella Classico (375ML Half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
              Speri Sant'Urbano Amarone della Valpolicella Classico (375ML Half-bottle) 2013
              Other Red Blends from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
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            • Camigliano Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
              Camigliano Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2013
              Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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            • Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
              Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia (375ML half-bottle) 2013
              Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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            • Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
              Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2013
              Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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            • Terrabianca Chianti Classico Scassino (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
              Terrabianca Chianti Classico Scassino (375ML half-bottle) 2013
              Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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              • Campagnola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
                Campagnola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2013
                Other Red Blends from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
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              • Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2013  Front Label
                Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2013
                Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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              • Altesino Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
                Altesino Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2013
                Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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              • Marcarini Barolo Brunate (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
                Marcarini Barolo Brunate (375ML half-bottle) 2013
                Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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              • Pio Cesare Barolo (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
                Pio Cesare Barolo (375ML half-bottle) 2013
                Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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