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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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  • La Spinetta Barolo Campe 2000 Front Label
    La Spinetta Barolo Campe 2000
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2000 Front Label
    Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2000
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Prunotto Fiulot Barbera d'Asti 2000 Front Label
    Prunotto Fiulot Barbera d'Asti 2000
    Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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  • La Braccesca Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2000 Front Label
    La Braccesca Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2000
    Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Ceretto Prapo Barolo 2000 Front Label
    Ceretto Prapo Barolo 2000
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Allegrini Valpolicella 2000
    Other Red Wine from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
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  • Prunotto Dolcetto d'Alba 2000 Front Label
    Prunotto Dolcetto d'Alba 2000
    Dolcetto from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Capezzana Ghiaie della Furba 2000 Front Label
    Capezzana Ghiaie della Furba 2000
    Other Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone 2000 Front Label
    Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone 2000
    Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Anselmi San Vincenzo 2000
    Other White Blends from Veneto, Italy
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  • Argiolas Perdera 2000
    Other Red Blends from Sardinia, Italy
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  • Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato 2000 Front Label
    Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato 2000
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Elio Altare Barolo Arborina 2000 Front Label
    Elio Altare Barolo Arborina 2000
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2000 Front Label
    Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2000
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Falesco Montiano 2000 Front Label
    Falesco Montiano 2000
    Merlot from Italy
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  • Monte Antico Rosso 2000
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2000 Front Label
    Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2000
    Sangiovese from Italy
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  • Tasca d'Almerita Regaleali Bianco 2000
    Other White Blends from Italy
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  • Giacomo Conterno Barolo 2000 Front Label
    Giacomo Conterno Barolo 2000
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Sartarelli Verdicchio Classico 2000
    Verdicchio from Italy
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  • Monti Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2000 Front Label
    Monti Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2000
    Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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  • Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis 2000 Front Label
    Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis 2000
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Kris Pinot Grigio 2000 Front Label
    Kris Pinot Grigio 2000
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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  • La Parrina Muraccio Parrina Rosso 2000
    Other Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Maculan Dindarello (375ML Half-bottle) 2000
    Muscat from Veneto, Italy
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