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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 Italian wine 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 Italian wine 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.

Coming Soon: Regions Map. This is not a final layout.
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          • La Marca Prosecco  Front Label
            La Marca Prosecco
            Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
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                    • Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore  Front Label
                      Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore
                      Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Valdobbiadene, Prosecco, Italy
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                        • Mionetto Prosecco Brut  Front Label
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                          • LaLuca Prosecco Rose  Front Label
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                            Sparkling Rosé from Prosecco, Italy
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                          • Ferghettina Franciacorta Cuvee Brut Front Label
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                            Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Lombardy, Italy
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                          • Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Amabile  Front Label
                            Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Amabile
                            Red Sparkling Wine from Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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                          • Bellafina Prosecco Front Label
                            Bellafina Prosecco
                            Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
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                            • Ruffino Prosecco  Front Label
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                              • Villa Jolanda Moscato And Peach  Front Label
                                Villa Jolanda Moscato And Peach
                                Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Italy
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                              • Sun Goddess by Mary J Blige Set with Tasting Video  Gift Product Image
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                                  • SYLTBAR Mrs. Sparkling Rose  Front Label
                                    SYLTBAR Mrs. Sparkling Rose
                                    Sparkling Rosé from Prosecco, Italy
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                                  • Josh Cellars Prosecco  Front Label
                                    Josh Cellars Prosecco
                                    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
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                                  • Ca' del Bosco Franciacorta Cuvee Prestige Edizione 44  Front Label
                                    Ca' del Bosco Franciacorta Cuvee Prestige Edizione 44
                                    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Lombardy, Italy
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                                  • Zardetto Prosecco Brut  Front Label
                                    Zardetto Prosecco Brut
                                    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
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                                  • Cleto Chiarli Brut de Noir Rose  Front Label
                                    Cleto Chiarli Brut de Noir Rose
                                    Sparkling Rosé from Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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                                  • Cupcake Vineyards Prosecco Front Label
                                    Cupcake Vineyards Prosecco
                                    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
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                                      Kylie Minogue Prosecco Rose
                                      Sparkling Rosé from Prosecco, Italy
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                                    • Ferrari Brut Front Label
                                      Ferrari Brut
                                      Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Trentino, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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                                    • Ricco Dolce  Front Label
                                      Ricco Dolce
                                      Other Red Wine from Italy
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                                      • Caposaldo Sparkling Peach Front Label
                                        Caposaldo Sparkling Peach
                                        Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Veneto, Italy
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                                      • Ricco Peach Moscato  Front Label
                                        Ricco Peach Moscato
                                        Muscat from Italy
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                                        • Lombardo Ambra Sweet Marsala  Front Label
                                          Lombardo Ambra Sweet Marsala
                                          Marsala from Italy
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