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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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  • Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco 2003 Front Label
    Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco 2003
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico 2003 Front Label
    Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico 2003
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Capannelle Chianti Classico Riserva 2003 Front Label
    Capannelle Chianti Classico Riserva 2003
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Teruzzi & Puthod Terre di Tufi 2003 Front Label
    Teruzzi & Puthod Terre di Tufi 2003
    Other White Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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    • Argentiera Bolgheri Superiore 2003 Front Label
      Argentiera Bolgheri Superiore 2003
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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    • Cecchi Orvieto 2003 Front Label
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      • Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc 2003 Front Label
        Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc 2003
        Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Kris Pinot Grigio 2003 Front Label
        Kris Pinot Grigio 2003
        Pinot Gris/Grigio from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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      • Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore 2003  Front Label
        Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore 2003
        Other Red Blends from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
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      • Falesco Est! Est! Est! 2003 Front Label
        Falesco Est! Est! Est! 2003
        Other White Blends from Italy
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        • Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva 2003 Front Label
          Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva 2003
          Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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          • Livio Felluga Merlot 2003 Front Label
            Livio Felluga Merlot 2003
            Merlot from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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            • Cecchi Arcano Chianti Colli Senesi 2003 Front Label
              Cecchi Arcano Chianti Colli Senesi 2003
              Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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              • Marchesi di Gresy Moscato d'Asti La Serra 2003 Front Label
                Marchesi di Gresy Moscato d'Asti La Serra 2003
                Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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                • Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo 2003 Front Label
                  Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo 2003
                  Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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                • Antinori Villa Toscana 2003 Front Label
                  Antinori Villa Toscana 2003
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                  • A. Mano Puglia Primitivo 2003 Front Label
                    A. Mano Puglia Primitivo 2003
                    Primitivo from Italy
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                    • Allegrini Valpolicella 2003 Front Label
                      Allegrini Valpolicella 2003
                      Other Red Wine from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
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                    • Anselmi San Vincenzo 2003 Front Label
                      Anselmi San Vincenzo 2003
                      Other White Blends from Veneto, Italy
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                    • Bertani Secco-Bertani 2003 Front Label
                      Bertani Secco-Bertani 2003
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                      • Ruffino Pinot Grigio 2003
                        Pinot Gris/Grigio from Tuscany, Italy
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                        • Michele Chiarlo Le Orme Barbera d'Asti 2003 Front Label
                          Michele Chiarlo Le Orme Barbera d'Asti 2003
                          Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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                          • Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2003 Front Label
                            Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2003
                            Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                          • Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale 2003 Front Label
                            Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale 2003
                            Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                            • Tiefenbrunner Sauvignon Blanc 2003
                              Sauvignon Blanc from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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