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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 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.

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  • Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Rabaja 2004 Front Label
    Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Rabaja 2004
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Elvio Cogno Barolo 2004  Front Label
    Elvio Cogno Barolo 2004
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Vitanza Brunello di Montalcino 2004 Front Label
    Vitanza Brunello di Montalcino 2004
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Plozner Pinot Grigio 2004 Front Label
    Plozner Pinot Grigio 2004
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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    • Bertani Villa Novare Valpolicella 2004 Front Label
      Bertani Villa Novare Valpolicella 2004
      Other Red Wine from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
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      • Marco Felluga Collio Merlot Varneri 2004 Front Label
        Marco Felluga Collio Merlot Varneri 2004
        Merlot from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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        • Falesco Marciliano 2004 Front Label
          Falesco Marciliano 2004
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Italy
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        • Pio Cesare Barolo 2004 Front Label
          Pio Cesare Barolo 2004
          Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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        • Ruffino Libaio 2004 Front Label
          Ruffino Libaio 2004
          Chardonnay from Tuscany, Italy
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          • Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2004 Front Label
            Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2004
            Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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          • Placido Pinot Grigio 2004 Front Label
            Placido Pinot Grigio 2004
            Pinot Gris/Grigio from Tuscany, Italy
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            • Feudo Maccari Saia 2004 Front Label
              Feudo Maccari Saia 2004
              Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy
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            • Zenato Cresasso 2004 Front Label
              Zenato Cresasso 2004
              Other Red Blends from Veneto, Italy
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              • WS90
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            • Castello di Albola Chianti Classico Riserva 2004
              Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
              • WE89
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            • Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino 2004 Front Label
              Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino 2004
              Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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            • Bootleg Chianti 2004 Front Label
              Bootleg Chianti 2004
              Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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              • Banfi Chianti Classico 2004 Front Label
                Banfi Chianti Classico 2004
                Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
                • W&S88
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              • Zenato Lugana San Benedetto 2004 Front Label
                Zenato Lugana San Benedetto 2004
                Trebbiano from Veneto, Italy
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              • Avignonesi Avignonesi Rosso 2004 Front Label
                Avignonesi Avignonesi Rosso 2004
                Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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              • Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino 2004 Front Label
                Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino 2004
                Vermentino from Sardinia, Italy
                • RP90
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              • Cecchi Castello Montauto Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2004 Front Label
                Cecchi Castello Montauto Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2004
                Vernaccia from Tuscany, Italy
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              • Bertani Due Uve Bianco 2004 Front Label
                Bertani Due Uve Bianco 2004
                Other White Blends from Veneto, Italy
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                • Cecchi Val Delle Rose Morellino di Scansano 2004 Front Label
                  Cecchi Val Delle Rose Morellino di Scansano 2004
                  Other Red Wine from Tuscany, Italy
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                  • Badia a Coltibuono Cancelli 2004 Front Label
                    Badia a Coltibuono Cancelli 2004
                    Other Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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                    • Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto 2004 Front Label
                      Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto 2004
                      Red Sparkling Wine from Piedmont, Italy
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