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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 di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2017  Front Label
    Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2017
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino 2016  Front Label
    Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino 2016
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2016  Front Label
    Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2016
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2016  Front Label
    Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2016
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Tenuta Guado al Tasso  2017  Front Label
    Tenuta Guado al Tasso 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Ornellaia  2018  Front Label
    Ornellaia 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Donnafugata Mille e una Notte 2017  Front Label
    Donnafugata Mille e una Notte 2017
    Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy
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  • Tenuta di Capraia Chianti Classico Riserva 2016  Front Label
    Tenuta di Capraia Chianti Classico Riserva 2016
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 2016  Front Label
    Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 2016
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2017  Front Label
    G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2017  Front Label
    Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2017
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2016 Front Label
    Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2016
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo 2017  Front Label
    Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • La Lecciaia Brunello di Montalcino 2015  Front Label
    La Lecciaia Brunello di Montalcino 2015
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino 2016  Front Label
    Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino 2016
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Cerbaia Brunello di Montalcino 2015  Front Label
    Cerbaia Brunello di Montalcino 2015
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2013 Front Label
    Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2013
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Pio Cesare Barolo 2017  Front Label
    Pio Cesare Barolo 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Lamole di Lamole Campolungo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016  Front Label
    Lamole di Lamole Campolungo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Antinori Castello della Sala Cervaro 2019  Front Label
    Antinori Castello della Sala Cervaro 2019
    Chardonnay from Umbria, Italy
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  • Parusso Barolo Perarmando 2017  Front Label
    Parusso Barolo Perarmando 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016  Front Label
    Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Travaglini Gattinara Riserva 2015  Front Label
    Travaglini Gattinara Riserva 2015
    Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
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  • Prunotto Bussia Barolo 2013  Front Label
    Prunotto Bussia Barolo 2013
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto 2015  Front Label
    Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto 2015
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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