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Italy

Named “Oenotria” by the ancient Greeks for its abundance of grapevines ...

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Named “Oenotria” by the ancient Greeks for its abundance of grapevines, Italy has always had a culture virtually inextricable from wine. Wine grapes grow in every region throughout the country—a long and narrow boot-shaped peninsula extending into the Mediterranean. Naturally, most Italian 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 as examples, create favorable conditions for cool-climate varieties, while the Apennine Mountains, extending from Liguria in the north to Calabria in the south, affect climate, grape variety and harvest periods throughout. Considering its variable terrain and conditions, it's still safe to say that most high quality viticulture in Italy takes place on picturesque hillsides.

Italy boasts more indigenous varieties than any other country—between 500 and 800, depending on whom you ask—and most 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 and Nebbiolo, the prized grape of Piedmont, producing single varietal, age-worthy wines. Other important varieties include Corvina, Montepulciano, Barbera, Nero d’Avola and of course the whites, Pinot Grigio and Trebbiano. The list goes on.

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    Ornellaia 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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    Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2016
    Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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    • WS92
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    Gaja Ca' Marcanda Magari 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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    • JS93
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    Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2016
    Other Red Wine from Sicily, Italy
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    Gaja Ca' Marcanda Promis 2016
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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