Learn about Italian wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...
Named “Oenotria” by the ancient Greeks for its abundance of grapevines, Italy has always had a culture virtually inextricable from 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.
Felsina Vin Santo (500ML) 1993Other Dessert from Tuscany, Italy
Castello di Volpaia Ceperani 1993Other Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Botromagno Pier delle Vigna 1993Other Red Blends from Italy
Fanini Morello del Lago 1993Other Red Blends from Italy
Lungarotti Vino Santo (half-bottle) 1993Other White Blends from Italy
Taurino Notarpanaro 1993Other Red Blends from Italy
Castello di Monsanto Fabrizio Bianchi Rosso Toscano 1993Other Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico 1993Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Lungarotti Vino Santo 1993Other White Blends from Italy
Di Majo Norante Apianae Moscato (500ML) 1993Other White Blends from Italy
Cecchi Spargolo 1993Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
Castello di Querceto La Corte 1993Other Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Righetti Amarone 1993Other Red Blends from Veneto, Italy
Michele Chiarlo Barbaresco 1993Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
Tenuta di Nozzole La Forra Chianti Classico Riserva 1993Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, ItalyCurrently Unavailable $33.99Try the 2013 Vintage 43 9933 9933 99Save $0.00 (0%)
Nino Negri Grumello 1993Other Red Blends from Italy
Masi Toar 1993Other Red Blends from Veneto, Italy
Banfi Excelsus 1993Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Castello di Querceto Querciolaia (Predicato di Biturica) 1993Other Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 1993Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Frescobaldi Pomino IL Benefizio Chardonnay 1993Chardonnay from Tuscany, Italy
Taurino Patriglione 1993Other Red Blends from Italy