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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 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.

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  • Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2018  Front Label
    Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Antinori Tignanello 2018  Front Label
    Antinori Tignanello 2018
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Ornellaia  2018  Front Label
    Ornellaia 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Ornellaia (3 Liter Bottle) 2018  Front Label
    Ornellaia (3 Liter Bottle) 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Antinori Villa Toscana 2018  Front Label
    Antinori Villa Toscana 2018
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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  • St. Michael-Eppan Sanct Valentin Pinot Grigio 2018  Front Label
    St. Michael-Eppan Sanct Valentin Pinot Grigio 2018
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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  • Zenato Alanera Rosso 2018  Front Label
    Zenato Alanera Rosso 2018
    Other Red Blends from Veneto, Italy
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  • Suavia Monte Carbonare Soave Classico 2018  Front Label
    Suavia Monte Carbonare Soave Classico 2018
    Garganega from Soave, Veneto, Italy
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  • Antinori Pian delle Vigne Rosso di Montalcino 2018  Front Label
    Antinori Pian delle Vigne Rosso di Montalcino 2018
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2018  Front Label
    Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2018
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Tramin Unterebner Pinot Grigio 2018  Front Label
    Tramin Unterebner Pinot Grigio 2018
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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  • Livio Felluga Friulano 2018  Front Label
    Livio Felluga Friulano 2018
    Friulano from Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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  • Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico 2018  Front Label
    Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico 2018
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2018  Front Label
    La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2018
    Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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  • Planeta La Segreta Rosso 2018  Front Label
    Planeta La Segreta Rosso 2018
    Other Red Blends from Sicily, Italy
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  • Gaja Ca'Marcanda Magari 2018  Front Label
    Gaja Ca'Marcanda Magari 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Damilano Marghe Nebbiolo Langhe 2018  Front Label
    Damilano Marghe Nebbiolo Langhe 2018
    Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
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  • Giuseppe Cortese Langhe Nebbiolo 2018 Front Label
    Giuseppe Cortese Langhe Nebbiolo 2018
    Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
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  • Sansonina Evaluna 2018  Front Label
    Sansonina Evaluna 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Veneto, Italy
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  • Castellani Chianti Annata 2018  Front Label
    Castellani Chianti Annata 2018
    Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Avignonesi Rosso di Montepulciano 2018  Front Label
    Avignonesi Rosso di Montepulciano 2018
    Sangiovese from Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta Valmorena Barbera d'Asti 2018  Front Label
    Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta Valmorena Barbera d'Asti 2018
    Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2018  Front Label
    Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2018
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Castello di Ama Chianti Classico 2018  Front Label
    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico 2018
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Col d'Orcia Spezieri 2018 Front Label
    Col d'Orcia Spezieri 2018
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
    • JS92
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