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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.

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    Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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    • Tenimenti Luigi d'Alessandro Syrah Cortona Il Bosco 1996
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      • Falesco Grechetto 1996
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          Domenico Clerico Barolo Percristina 1996
          Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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          Cabreo Il Borgo 1996
          Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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            Roagna Barolo La Rocca E La Pira Riserva 1996
            Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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            Marco Felluga Collio Molamatta 1996
            Other White Blends from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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              Frescobaldi Pomino Bianco 1996
              Other White Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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                Di Majo Norante Fiano 1996
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                  Lungarotti Rubesco 1996
                  Other Red Blends from Umbria, Italy
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                    Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga 1996
                    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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                  • Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva (half-bottle) 1996
                    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                      MezzaCorona Pinot Grigio (1.5 L) 1996
                      Pinot Gris/Grigio from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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                      • Straccali Sangiovese 1996
                        Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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                          Prunotto Barolo Bussia (1.5 Liter Magum) 1996
                          Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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                        • Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 1996
                          Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                            Barone Ricasoli Formulae Sangiovese 1996
                            Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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                            • Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 1996
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                                Di Majo Norante Riserva Ramitello Rosso 1996
                                Other Red Blends from Italy
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                                  Sartori Bardolino Classico 1996
                                  Other Red Blends from Veneto, Italy
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                                  • Bollini Chardonnay 1996
                                    Chardonnay from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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                                    • Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino 1996
                                      Vermentino from Sardinia, Italy
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                                      • Sartori Merlot 1996
                                        Merlot from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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                                          Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 1996
                                          Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                                          • Lagaria Merlot (1.5L) 1996
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