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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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  • Pighin Pinot Grigio 2018 Front Label
    Pighin Pinot Grigio 2018
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
    • TP92
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  • Cusumano Nero d'Avola 2018  Front Label
    Cusumano Nero d'Avola 2018
    Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy
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  • Kris Pinot Grigio 2018  Front Label
    Kris Pinot Grigio 2018
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
    • RP88
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  • Ruffino Pinot Grigio Lumina 2018 Front Label
    Ruffino Pinot Grigio Lumina 2018
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2018 Front Label
    Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2018
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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  • Chloe Pinot Grigio 2018  Front Label
    Chloe Pinot Grigio 2018
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Italy
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    • Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis 2018  Front Label
      Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis 2018
      Arneis from Roero, Piedmont, Italy
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    • La Fiera Pinot Grigio 2018  Front Label
      La Fiera Pinot Grigio 2018
      Pinot Gris/Grigio from Veneto, Italy
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      • Tenuta Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato 2018  Front Label
        Tenuta Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato 2018
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
        • RP92
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      • Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino 2018 Front Label
        Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino 2018
        Vermentino from Sardinia, Italy
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      • Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio/Verduzzo 2018 Front Label
        Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio/Verduzzo 2018
        Pinot Gris/Grigio from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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        • TP90
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      • Antinori Castello della Sala Cervaro 2018  Front Label
        Antinori Castello della Sala Cervaro 2018
        Chardonnay from Umbria, Italy
        • RP96
        • W&S95
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      • Zenato Pinot Grigio 2018  Front Label
        Zenato Pinot Grigio 2018
        Pinot Gris/Grigio from Veneto, Italy
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        • Abbazia di Novacella Pinot Grigio 2018  Front Label
          Abbazia di Novacella Pinot Grigio 2018
          Pinot Gris/Grigio from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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        • Pieropan Soave Classico 2018  Front Label
          Pieropan Soave Classico 2018
          Garganega from Soave, Veneto, Italy
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          • WE92
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        • Attems Pinot Grigio 2018  Front Label
          Attems Pinot Grigio 2018
          Pinot Gris/Grigio from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
          • JS91
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        • G.D. Vajra Nebbiolo Langhe 2018  Front Label
          G.D. Vajra Nebbiolo Langhe 2018
          Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
          • V90
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        • Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2018  Front Label
          Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2018
          Sangiovese from Italy
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          • Fontanafredda Gavi di Gavi 2018  Front Label
            Fontanafredda Gavi di Gavi 2018
            Cortese from Gavi, Piedmont, Italy
            • JS90
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          • Ruffino Moscato d'Asti 2018  Front Label
            Ruffino Moscato d'Asti 2018
            Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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            • Confetti Rose 2018  Front Label
              Confetti Rose 2018
              Rosé from Trentino, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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              • St. Michael-Eppan Schulthauser Pinot Bianco 2018  Front Label
                St. Michael-Eppan Schulthauser Pinot Bianco 2018
                Pinot Blanc from Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
                • WE94
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              • Terlato Family Vineyards Friuli Pinot Grigio 2018 Front Label
                Terlato Family Vineyards Friuli Pinot Grigio 2018
                Pinot Gris/Grigio from Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
                • WE90
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              • Straccali Chianti 2018  Front Label
                Straccali Chianti 2018
                Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                • La Fiera Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2018  Front Label
                  La Fiera Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2018
                  Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy
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