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Ar. Pe. Pe. Valtellina Superiore Grumello Buon Consiglio Riserva 2007Nebbiolo from Lombardy, Italy
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Giuseppe Quintarelli Recioto della Valpolicella Classico a Roberto (375ML half-bottle) 2007Other Red Blends from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
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Josko Gravner Venezia Giulia Breg Rosso 2007Other Red Wine from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy0.0 0 RatingsRegular Price249 99When you spend $99+224 99Ships Sun, Mar 26Limit 0 per customerSold in increments of 0
Gaja Darmagi 2007Cabernet Sauvignon from Piedmont, Italy
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Gaja Darmagi (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2007Cabernet Sauvignon from Piedmont, Italy
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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 red, white and sparkling wines. 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 Italian wine 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 Italian wine 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.