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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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  • Camigliano Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
    Camigliano Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2014
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d'Asti (375ML half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
    Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d'Asti (375ML half-bottle) 2014
    Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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  • La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca Di Pian (375ML half-bottle) 2014  Front Label
    La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca Di Pian (375ML half-bottle) 2014
    Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
    Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2014
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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    • Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
      Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2014
      Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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    • Marenco Brachetto d'Acqui Pineto (375ML half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
      Marenco Brachetto d'Acqui Pineto (375ML half-bottle) 2014
      Red Sparkling Wine from Piedmont, Italy
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      • Marcarini Barolo Brunate (375ML half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
        Marcarini Barolo Brunate (375ML half-bottle) 2014
        Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Luiano Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
        Luiano Chianti Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2014
        Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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        • Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico (375ML Half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
          Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico (375ML Half-bottle) 2014
          Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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        • Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico RS (375ML half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
          Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico RS (375ML half-bottle) 2014
          Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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          • Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
            Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2014
            Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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            • Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio (375ML half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
              Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio (375ML half-bottle) 2014
              Pinot Gris/Grigio from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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            • La Spinetta Bricco Quaglia Moscato d'Asti (375ML half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
              La Spinetta Bricco Quaglia Moscato d'Asti (375ML half-bottle) 2014
              Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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              • San Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2014  Front Label
                San Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2014
                Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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              • Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto (375ML half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
                Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto (375ML half-bottle) 2014
                Red Sparkling Wine from Piedmont, Italy
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                • Saracco Moscato d'Asti (375ML half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
                  Saracco Moscato d'Asti (375ML half-bottle) 2014
                  Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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                  • Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne (375ML half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
                    Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne (375ML half-bottle) 2014
                    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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                  • Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2014  Front Label
                    Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2014
                    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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                  • Altesino Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2014  Front Label
                    Altesino Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2014
                    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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                  • Maculan Dindarello (375ML Half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
                    Maculan Dindarello (375ML Half-bottle) 2014
                    Muscat from Veneto, Italy
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                  • Donnafugata Ben Rye (375ML half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
                    Donnafugata Ben Rye (375ML half-bottle) 2014
                    Other Dessert from Sicily, Italy
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                    • Pio Cesare Barolo (375ML half-bottle) 2014  Front Label
                      Pio Cesare Barolo (375ML half-bottle) 2014
                      Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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                    • Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (375ML half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
                      Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (375ML half-bottle) 2014
                      Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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                    • Campagnola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
                      Campagnola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico (375ML half-bottle) 2014
                      Other Red Blends from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
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                      • Zenato Amarone (375ML half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
                        Zenato Amarone (375ML half-bottle) 2014
                        Other Red Blends from Veneto, Italy
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