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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 Le Difese Toscana 2018  Front Label
    Tenuta San Guido Le Difese Toscana 2018
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Fontanafredda Briccotondo Barbera 2018  Front Label
    Fontanafredda Briccotondo Barbera 2018
    Barbera from Piedmont, Italy
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    • Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina 2018  Front Label
      Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina 2018
      Falanghina from Italy
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    • Tommasi Le Rosse Pinot Grigio 2018  Front Label
      Tommasi Le Rosse Pinot Grigio 2018
      Pinot Gris/Grigio from Veneto, Italy
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      • Il Palagio Roxanne Toscana Rosso 2018  Front Label
        Il Palagio Roxanne Toscana Rosso 2018
        Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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      • Caposaldo Chianti 2018  Front Label
        Caposaldo Chianti 2018
        Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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        • Planeta La Segreta Rosso 2018  Front Label
          Planeta La Segreta Rosso 2018
          Other Red Blends from Sicily, Italy
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        • Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2018  Front Label
          Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2018
          Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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        • Tramin Sauvignon Blanc 2018  Front Label
          Tramin Sauvignon Blanc 2018
          Sauvignon Blanc from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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        • Frescobaldi Terre More dell'Ammiraglia 2018  Front Label
          Frescobaldi Terre More dell'Ammiraglia 2018
          Other Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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        • Tedeschi Valpolicella Lucchine 2018  Front Label
          Tedeschi Valpolicella Lucchine 2018
          Other Red Blends from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
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          • Costaripa Valtenesi Chiaretto Rosamara 2018  Front Label
            Costaripa Valtenesi Chiaretto Rosamara 2018
            Rosé from Lombardy, Italy
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          • Antinori Castello della Sala Cervaro 2018  Front Label
            Antinori Castello della Sala Cervaro 2018
            Chardonnay from Umbria, Italy
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          • Gaja Ca'Marcanda Vistamare 2018  Front Label
            Gaja Ca'Marcanda Vistamare 2018
            Other White Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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            • Tormaresca Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
              Tormaresca Chardonnay 2018
              Chardonnay from Italy
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              • Luigi Baudana Langhe Dragon Bianco 2018  Front Label
                Luigi Baudana Langhe Dragon Bianco 2018
                Other White Blends from Piedmont, Italy
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                • Tiberio Pecorino 2018  Front Label
                  Tiberio Pecorino 2018
                  Other White Wine from Abruzzo, Italy
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                  • Ca Maiol Giome 2018  Front Label
                    Ca Maiol Giome 2018
                    Other Red Blends from Lombardy, Italy
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                    • Pio Cesare Cortese di Gavi 2018  Front Label
                      Pio Cesare Cortese di Gavi 2018
                      Cortese from Gavi, Piedmont, Italy
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                    • Masseto Massetino 2018  Front Label
                      Masseto Massetino 2018
                      Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
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