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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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  • Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019  Front Label
    Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019
    Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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  • Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina 2019  Front Label
    Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina 2019
    Falanghina from Campania, Italy
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  • Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta Valmorena Barbera d'Asti 2019  Front Label
    Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta Valmorena Barbera d'Asti 2019
    Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Vie di Romans Dessimis Pinot Grigio 2019  Front Label
    Vie di Romans Dessimis Pinot Grigio 2019
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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  • Cusumano Nero d'Avola 2019  Front Label
    Cusumano Nero d'Avola 2019
    Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy
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  • Umani Ronchi CaSal di Serra Verdicchio 2019  Front Label
    Umani Ronchi CaSal di Serra Verdicchio 2019
    Verdicchio from Marche, Italy
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  • Antinori Castello della Sala Conte Della Vipera 2019  Front Label
    Antinori Castello della Sala Conte Della Vipera 2019
    Bordeaux White Blends from Umbria, Italy
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  • Feudi di San Gregorio Greco di Tufo 2019  Front Label
    Feudi di San Gregorio Greco di Tufo 2019
    Greco from Campania, Italy
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  • Mazzei Badiola Toscana 2019  Front Label
    Mazzei Badiola Toscana 2019
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Planeta Etna Rosso 2019  Front Label
    Planeta Etna Rosso 2019
    Other Red Wine from Sicily, Italy
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  • Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso San Lorenzo 2019  Front Label
    Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso San Lorenzo 2019
    Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
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  • Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2019  Front Label
    Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2019
    Other Red Blends from Sicily, Italy
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  • Fantini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019  Front Label
    Fantini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2019
    Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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  • Medici Ermete Concerto Lambrusco Reggiano 2019  Front Label
    Medici Ermete Concerto Lambrusco Reggiano 2019
    Red Sparkling Wine from Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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  • Poggio Antico Rosso di Montalcino 2019  Front Label
    Poggio Antico Rosso di Montalcino 2019
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2019 Front Label
    Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2019
    Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2019  Front Label
    Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2019
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Di Majo Norante Cabernet Sauvignon 2019  Front Label
    Di Majo Norante Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Molise, Italy
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  • Toscolo Chianti 2019  Front Label
    Toscolo Chianti 2019
    Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Tascante Ghiaia Nera 2019  Front Label
    Tascante Ghiaia Nera 2019
    Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
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  • Pieropan Soave Classico 2019  Front Label
    Pieropan Soave Classico 2019
    Garganega from Soave, Veneto, Italy
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  • Allegrini Valpolicella 2019 Front Label
    Allegrini Valpolicella 2019
    Other Red Blends from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
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  • Altesino Rosso di Altesino Toscana 2019  Front Label
    Altesino Rosso di Altesino Toscana 2019
    Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2019  Front Label
    Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2019
    Sangiovese from Molise, Italy
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  • Argentiera Villa Donoratico Bolgheri 2019  Front Label
    Argentiera Villa Donoratico Bolgheri 2019
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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