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 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.

Filter by
59 Items
59 Items
  • Vietti Barolo Brunate 2017  Front Label
    Vietti Barolo Brunate 2017
    Nebbiolo from La Morra, Piedmont, Italy
    • JD96
    • JS96
    • RP95
    • WS95
    • V94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $189.99
    Try the
    250
    189 99
    Save $60.01 (24%)
  • Podere Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2017  Front Label
    Podere Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2017
    Tuscan Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
    • D96
    • RP95
    • V95
    • JS94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $117.99
    Try the
    150
    117 99
    Save $32.01 (21%)
  • Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2017  Front Label
    Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2017
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS95
    • RP91
    4.0 580 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $19.99
    Try the
    25
    19 99
    Save $5.01 (20%)
  • Tornatore Etna Rosso 2017 Front Label
    Tornatore Etna Rosso 2017
    Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
    • WE93
    • JS92
    • RP91
    3.9 290 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $27.99
    Try the
    35
    27 99
    Save $7.01 (20%)
  • Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017  Front Label
    Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS95
    • RP93
    • WE92
    4.2 13 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $49.99
    Try the
    60
    49 99
    Save $10.01 (17%)
  • Giuseppe Cortese Rabaja Barbaresco 2017  Front Label
    Giuseppe Cortese Rabaja Barbaresco 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
    • JD96
    • JS95
    • WE95
    • WS93
    • RP91
    4.1 15 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $53.99
    Try the
    65
    53 99
    Save $11.01 (17%)
  • Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo 2017  Front Label
    Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • JS96
    • WE94
    • RP92
    • WS90
    4.3 23 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $54.99
    Try the
    65
    54 99
    Save $10.01 (15%)
  • Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc 2017  Front Label
    Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • JS97
    • RP96
    • JD95
    • WS94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $99.99
    Try the
    117
    99 99
    Save $17.01 (15%)
  • Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric 2017  Front Label
    Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • JS96
    • RP94
    • JD93
    • WS93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $74.99
    Try the
    87
    74 99
    Save $12.01 (14%)
  • Sottimano Barbaresco Cotta 2017  Front Label
    Sottimano Barbaresco Cotta 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
    • WE95
    • RP94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $74.99
    Try the
    83
    74 99
    Save $8.01 (10%)
  • Vietti Barolo Ravera 2017  Front Label
    Vietti Barolo Ravera 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • JD98
    • JS97
    • V96
    • RP95
    • WS95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $229.99
    Try the
    250
    229 99
    Save $20.01 (8%)
  • Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2017  Front Label
    Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2017
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS95
    • RP92
    • WS91
    4.1 156 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $27.99
    Try the
    30
    27 99
    Save $2.01 (7%)
  • Paolo Scavino Barolo Bricco Ambrogio 2017  Front Label
    Paolo Scavino Barolo Bricco Ambrogio 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • JS95
    • JD94
    • RP93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $64.99
    Try the
    69
    64 99
    Save $4.01 (6%)
  • G.D. Vajra Bricco Delle Viole Barolo 2017  Front Label
    G.D. Vajra Bricco Delle Viole Barolo 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • WE96
    • JD96
    • JS95
    • RP95
    • WS94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $79.99
    Try the
    85
    79 99
    Save $5.01 (6%)
  • Tornatore Trimarchisa Etna Rosso 2017  Front Label
    Tornatore Trimarchisa Etna Rosso 2017
    Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
    • JS94
    • RP93
    • WE91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $79.99
    Try the
    85
    79 99
    Save $5.01 (6%)
  • G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2017  Front Label
    G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • WE93
    • JD93
    • RP93
    • JS92
    • V91
    4.2 52 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $37.99
    Try the
    40
    37 99
    Save $2.01 (5%)
  • Tolaini Al Passo Toscana 2017  Front Label
    Tolaini Al Passo Toscana 2017
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
    • JS94
    • RP91
    3.9 97 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $25.99
    Try the
    27
    25 99
    Save $1.01 (4%)
  • Parusso Barolo Perarmando 2017  Front Label
    Parusso Barolo Perarmando 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • V96
    • JS96
    • RP94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $59.99
    Try the
    62
    59 99
    Save $2.01 (3%)
  • Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2017  Front Label
    Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2017
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS94
    • RP93
    • D90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $47.99
    Try the
    47 99
    47 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2017  Front Label
    Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • JS94
    • JD93
    • RP93
    • V92
    • WW92
    4.4 7 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $56.99
    Try the
    56 99
    56 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Ruffino Modus 2017  Front Label
    Ruffino Modus 2017
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
    • JS92
    • RP91
    4.1 32 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $27.99
    Try the
    27 99
    27 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Masseto (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2017  Front Label
    Masseto (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2017
    Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
    • RP97
    • D97
    • V97
    • JD96
    • WS95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $1,899.97
    Try the
    1,899 97
    1,899 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga 2017  Front Label
    Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
    • RP94
    • WE93
    • WS93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $67.99
    Try the
    67 99
    67 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone 2017  Front Label
    Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone 2017
    Sangiovese from Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy
    • V95
    • JS94
    • WE94
    • RP92
    • WS92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $74.99
    Try the
    74 99
    74 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • G.D. Vajra Barolo Coste di Rose 2017  Front Label
    G.D. Vajra Barolo Coste di Rose 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • WE96
    • JD94
    • RP94
    • JS93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $84.99
    Try the
    84 99
    84 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

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...