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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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  • Allegrini Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Giovanni Allegrini (500ml) 2001
    Other Red Blends from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
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    • Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2001 Front Label
      Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2001
      Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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    • Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino 2001 Front Label
      Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino 2001
      Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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    • Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2001 Front Label
      Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2001
      Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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      • Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico Riserva 2001 Front Label
        Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico Riserva 2001
        Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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        • Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc 2001 Front Label
          Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc 2001
          Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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        • Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino 2001 Front Label
          Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino 2001
          Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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          • RP95
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        • Saracco Chardonnay Prasue 2001
          Chardonnay from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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          • Antinori Marchese Chianti Classico Riserva 2001 Front Label
            Antinori Marchese Chianti Classico Riserva 2001
            Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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            • RP90
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          • Zenato Merlot 2001 Front Label
            Zenato Merlot 2001
            Merlot from Veneto, Italy
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            • Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico (half-bottle) 2001
              Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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              • Aldo Conterno Colonnello Barolo 2001 Front Label
                Aldo Conterno Colonnello Barolo 2001
                Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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              • Conterno Fantino Barolo Sori Ginestra 2001 Front Label
                Conterno Fantino Barolo Sori Ginestra 2001
                Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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                • WE93
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              • Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2001 Front Label
                Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2001
                Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                • Capezzana Conti Contini Sangiovese 2001
                  Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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                  • Poggio Basso Primo Bianco 2001
                    Other White Blends from Italy
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                    • Mazzei Fonterutoli Chianti Classico 2001
                      Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                    • Terrabianca Campaccio 2001 Front Label
                      Terrabianca Campaccio 2001
                      Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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                    • Santadi Cala Silente Vermentino 2001
                      Vermentino from Italy
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                    • Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2001 Front Label
                      Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2001
                      Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                      • Ruffino Chianti 2001
                        Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                        • Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 2001 Front Label
                          Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 2001
                          Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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                        • Farnese Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2001
                          Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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                          • Ornellaia  2001 Front Label
                            Ornellaia 2001
                            Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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                          • Felsina Vin Santo (375ML half-bottle) 2001 Front Label
                            Felsina Vin Santo (375ML half-bottle) 2001
                            Other Dessert from Tuscany, Italy
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