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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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  • Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2002 Front Label
    Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2002
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Di Majo Norante Ramitello Rosso 2002 Front Label
    Di Majo Norante Ramitello Rosso 2002
    Other Red Blends from Italy
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  • Pieropan Soave Classico Superiore 2002 Front Label
    Pieropan Soave Classico Superiore 2002
    Garganega from Soave, Veneto, Italy
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    • Stella Merlot 2002 Front Label
      Stella Merlot 2002
      Merlot from Italy
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      • Principessa Gavia Gavi 2002 Front Label
        Principessa Gavia Gavi 2002
        Cortese from Piedmont, Italy
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        • Cecchi Chianti Classico 2002 Front Label
          Cecchi Chianti Classico 2002
          Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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          • Falesco Est! Est! Est! 2002 Front Label
            Falesco Est! Est! Est! 2002
            Other White Blends from Italy
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          • Pio Cesare Barolo 2002 Front Label
            Pio Cesare Barolo 2002
            Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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            • Marchesi di Gresy Moscato d'Asti La Serra 2002
              Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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              • Prunotto Fiulot Barbera d'Asti 2002 Front Label
                Prunotto Fiulot Barbera d'Asti 2002
                Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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                • Le Volte Le Volte 2002 Front Label
                  Le Volte Le Volte 2002
                  Other Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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                  • Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2002 Front Label
                    Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2002
                    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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                  • Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2002 Front Label
                    Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2002
                    Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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                    • Da Vinci Chianti Riserva 2002 Front Label
                      Da Vinci Chianti Riserva 2002
                      Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                      • Cecchi Spargolo 2002 Front Label
                        Cecchi Spargolo 2002
                        Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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                        • Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2002 Front Label
                          Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2002
                          Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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                          • Antinori Orvieto Classico Campogrande 2002 Front Label
                            Antinori Orvieto Classico Campogrande 2002
                            Other White Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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                            • Farnese Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Castellovecchio 2002
                              Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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                              • Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2002 Front Label
                                Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2002
                                Grenache from Sardinia, Italy
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                              • Castellare Chianti Classico 2002 Front Label
                                Castellare Chianti Classico 2002
                                Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                                • Tasca d'Almerita Regaleali Nero d'Avola 2002 Front Label
                                  Tasca d'Almerita Regaleali Nero d'Avola 2002
                                  Nero d'Avola from Italy
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                                  • Farnese Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2002
                                    Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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                                    • Fattoria Le Pupille Morellino Di Scansano 2002 Front Label
                                      Fattoria Le Pupille Morellino Di Scansano 2002
                                      Other Red Wine from Tuscany, Italy
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                                      • Marchesi di Barolo Maraia Barbera di Monferrato 2002 Front Label
                                        Marchesi di Barolo Maraia Barbera di Monferrato 2002
                                        Barbera from Piedmont, Italy
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                                        • Gabbiano Pinot Grigio 2002
                                          Pinot Gris/Grigio from Tuscany, Italy
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