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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 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 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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    Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2013
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Col d'Orcia Poggio al Vento Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2013  Front Label
    Col d'Orcia Poggio al Vento Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2013
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Boroli Barolo 2013  Front Label
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    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino 2013 Front Label
    Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino 2013
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2013 Front Label
    Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2013
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Il Margone 2013  Front Label
    Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Il Margone 2013
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Prunotto Bussia Barolo 2013  Front Label
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    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Gianni Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino 2013 Front Label
    Gianni Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino 2013
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Arnaldo Caprai 25 Anni Montefalco Sagrantino 2013  Front Label
    Arnaldo Caprai 25 Anni Montefalco Sagrantino 2013
    Sagrantino from Umbria, Italy
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  • Ca'Viola Barolo Sottocastello di Novello 2013  Front Label
    Ca'Viola Barolo Sottocastello di Novello 2013
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Camigliano Gualto Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2013 Front Label
    Camigliano Gualto Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2013
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Shardana  2013  Front Label
    Shardana 2013
    Other Red Blends from Sardinia, Italy
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  • Barone Ricasoli Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013 Front Label
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    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Paternoster Aglianico del Vulture Don Anselmo 2013 Front Label
    Paternoster Aglianico del Vulture Don Anselmo 2013
    Aglianico from Basilicata, Italy
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  • Castello di Monsanto Nemo 2013  Front Label
    Castello di Monsanto Nemo 2013
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Cascina Lo Zoccolaio Barolo Riserva 2013  Front Label
    Cascina Lo Zoccolaio Barolo Riserva 2013
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Tormaresca Masseria Maime Negroamaro Salento 2013  Front Label
    Tormaresca Masseria Maime Negroamaro Salento 2013
    Negroamaro from Italy
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  • Bellavista Saten Brut 2013  Front Label
    Bellavista Saten Brut 2013
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Lombardy, Italy
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    • Damilano Barolo Liste 2013  Front Label
      Damilano Barolo Liste 2013
      Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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    • Tenuta Sette Cieli Indaco 2013 Front Label
      Tenuta Sette Cieli Indaco 2013
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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    • Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra Riserva 2013  Front Label
      Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra Riserva 2013
      Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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    • Terrabianca Campaccio Riserva 2013  Front Label
      Terrabianca Campaccio Riserva 2013
      Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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