List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Italian Wine

Learn about Italian wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...

undefined, null

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.

Filter by
73 Items
73 Items
  • Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2015  Front Label
    Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2015
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • D97
    • JS95
    • RP95
    • WS93
    • WE92
    4.3 157 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $54.99
    Try the
    75
    54 99
    Save $20.01 (27%)
  • Mazzei Chianti Classico Riserva Ser Lapo 2016  Front Label
    Mazzei Chianti Classico Riserva Ser Lapo 2016
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
    • D97
    • JS95
    • WS94
    • RP92
    • W&S91
    4.0 634 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $29.99
    Try the
    37
    29 99
    Save $7.01 (19%)
  • Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2017  Front Label
    Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
    • WE97
    • D97
    • JS96
    • WS95
    • RP94
    4.8 70 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $229.99
    Try the
    255
    229 99
    Save $25.01 (10%)
  • Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino 2015  Front Label
    Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino 2015
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS97
    • V94
    • RP94
    • W&S93
    • WS93
    • WE92
    4.3 150 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $54.99
    Try the
    70
    54 99
    Save $15.01 (21%)
  • Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo 2016  Front Label
    Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo 2016
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • WE97
    • RP94
    • JS92
    • V90
    4.4 56 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $54.99
    Try the
    65
    54 99
    Save $10.01 (15%)
  • Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2015  Front Label
    Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2015
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS99
    • RP98
    • D97
    • JD97
    • WS94
    4.6 33 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $124.99
    Try the
    130
    124 99
    Save $5.01 (4%)
  • Tenuta Guado al Tasso  2017  Front Label
    Tenuta Guado al Tasso 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS97
    • RP97
    • D94
    • WS93
    4.7 5 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $134.99
    Try the
    134 99
    134 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino 2015  Front Label
    San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino 2015
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS98
    • WS95
    • RP92
    4.1 26 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $59.99
    Try the
    65
    59 99
    Save $5.01 (8%)
  • San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere 2015  Front Label
    San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere 2015
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS100
    • WS97
    • RP94
    4.3 19 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $94.99
    Try the
    94 99
    94 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2015  Front Label
    Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2015
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS97
    • WE96
    • D93
    • WS93
    • RP93
    4.4 22 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $79.99
    Try the
    79 99
    79 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Ornellaia  2017  Front Label
    Ornellaia 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS97
    • V97
    • RP96
    • JD96
    • D96
    • WS94
    3.6 11 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $219.99
    Try the
    260
    219 99
    Save $40.01 (15%)
  • Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto 2013 Front Label
    Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto 2013
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • WS98
    • RP97
    • JS97
    • D96
    4.8 8 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $334.99
    Try the
    350
    334 99
    Save $15.01 (4%)
  • Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2017  Front Label
    Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2017
    Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
    • JD92
    • RP92
    • JS92
    • WS91
    • WE90
    4.1 88 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $29.99
    Try the
    29 99
    29 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2014  Front Label
    Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2014
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • WE91
    • RP91
    • JS90
    4.7 6 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $74.99
    Try the
    80
    74 99
    Save $5.01 (6%)
  • Vietti Barolo Rocche di Castiglione 2015  Front Label
    Vietti Barolo Rocche di Castiglione 2015
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • JS98
    • RP96
    • W&S95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $199.00
    Try the
    199
    199
    Save $6.00 (3%)
  • Tenuta Luce  2016  Front Label
    Tenuta Luce 2016
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
    • JS96
    • WS94
    • RP91
    • WE90
    4.5 31 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $109.99
    Try the
    135
    109 99
    Save $25.01 (19%)
  • Planeta Santa Cecilia 2015  Front Label
    Planeta Santa Cecilia 2015
    Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy
    • RP94
    • D94
    • WE94
    • JS93
    4.4 9 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $52.99
    Try the
    52 99
    52 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Altesino Brunello di Montalcino (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2015  Front Label
    Altesino Brunello di Montalcino (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2015
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • RP95
    • JS95
    • WE93
    • WS91
    4.7 6 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $134.99
    Try the
    134 99
    134 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Le Macchiole Paleo 2016  Front Label
    Le Macchiole Paleo 2016
    Cabernet Franc from Tuscany, Italy
    • W&S97
    • RP97
    • WE97
    • D96
    • JS95
    • WS93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $129.99
    Try the
    129 99
    129 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Belguardo Maremma Toscana 2015  Front Label
    Belguardo Maremma Toscana 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy
    • JS95
    • RP93
    • WS91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $69.99
    Try the
    69 99
    69 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Prunotto Barolo 2015 Front Label
    Prunotto Barolo 2015
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • RP92
    • JS92
    • WE91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $59.99
    Try the
    59 99
    59 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Damilano 1752 Barolo Cannubi Riserva 2009 Front Label
    Damilano 1752 Barolo Cannubi Riserva 2009
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • JS98
    • WS97
    • RP95
    4.6 6 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $269.99
    Try the
    283
    269 99
    Save $13.01 (5%)
  • Prunotto Bussia Barolo (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2013  Front Label
    Prunotto Bussia Barolo (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2013
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • WS94
    • JS93
    • RP92
    • WE90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $239.00
    Try the
    239
    239
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2017  Front Label
    Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
    • RP96
    • JS96
    5.0 6 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $99.99
    Try the
    99 99
    99 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Vietti Barolo Lazzarito 2016  Front Label
    Vietti Barolo Lazzarito 2016
    Nebbiolo from Serralunga d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy
    • V98
    • RP98
    • WS95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $199.99
    Try the
    199 99
    199 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

Ends Tonight: Free Shipping on $39*. Code NEW39

Ends Tonight: Free Shipping on $39*. Code NEW39

There was an error redeeming your code.

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 11/30/2020. Applies to standard shipping only. Order must be at least $39 excluding shipping and tax. Expedited shipping options may require an additional charge. Not applicable to Hawaii and Alaska orders. A standard shipping charge will appear at checkout but the promo code will credit an amount back so that you pay 1 cent for shipping. Promotion does not apply to corporate orders. Not valid on Bordeaux Futures. Offer valid subject to state law limitations.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...