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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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  • Ruffino Pinot Grigio Lumina 2018 Front Label
    Ruffino Pinot Grigio Lumina 2018
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco Superiore  Front Label
    Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco Superiore
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Valdobbiadene, Prosecco, Italy
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  • Riondo Prosecco Spago Nero (187ML Split) Front Label
    Riondo Prosecco Spago Nero (187ML Split)
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
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  • Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva 2015  Front Label
    Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore  Front Label
    Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Valdobbiadene, Prosecco, Italy
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  • Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino 2018 Front Label
    Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino 2018
    Vermentino from Sardinia, Italy
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  • Vietti  Moscato d'Asti 2019  Front Label
    Vietti Moscato d'Asti 2019
    Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore (375ML half-bottle)  Front Label
    Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore (375ML half-bottle)
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Valdobbiadene, Prosecco, Italy
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    • WW91
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  • Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2016  Front Label
    Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2016
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • JS96
    • V94
    • WW94
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  • Syltbar Mr. Prosecco  Front Label
    Syltbar Mr. Prosecco
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
    • WW91
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  • Sassoregale Sangiovese 2017 Front Label
    Sassoregale Sangiovese 2017
    Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
    • WW90
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  • Li Veli Orion Primitivo 2018  Front Label
    Li Veli Orion Primitivo 2018
    Primitivo from Puglia, Italy
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  • Torresella Prosecco Front Label
    Torresella Prosecco
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
    • W&S90
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  • Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne 2014 Front Label
    Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne 2014
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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    • WS90
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    • RP90
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  • Tornatore Etna Rosso 2016 Front Label
    Tornatore Etna Rosso 2016
    Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
    • WE93
    • JS92
    • WW91
    • D90
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  • Elena Walch Kastelaz Gewurztraminer 2018  Front Label
    Elena Walch Kastelaz Gewurztraminer 2018
    Gewurztraminer from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
    • WW93
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    • WS91
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  • Ca' del Bosco Franciacorta Cuvee Prestige (375ML half-bottle) Front Label
    Ca' del Bosco Franciacorta Cuvee Prestige (375ML half-bottle)
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Lombardy, Italy
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    • JS92
    • WW91
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  • Elena Walch Schiava 2018  Front Label
    Elena Walch Schiava 2018
    Schiava from Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
    • WW89
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  • Ziobaffa Organic Prosecco Front Label
    Ziobaffa Organic Prosecco
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
    • WW90
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  • Castellare I Sodi S. Niccolo 2015 Front Label
    Castellare I Sodi S. Niccolo 2015
    Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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    • JS96
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    • WS93
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  • Elena Walch Pinot Grigio 2018  Front Label
    Elena Walch Pinot Grigio 2018
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
    • WW89
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  • Centorri Moscato 2019  Front Label
    Centorri Moscato 2019
    Muscat from Lombardy, Italy
    • WW88
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  • 13 Celsius Pinot Grigio 2017  Front Label
    13 Celsius Pinot Grigio 2017
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Veneto, Italy
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  • Frescobaldi Castiglioni Giramonte 2012 Front Label
    Frescobaldi Castiglioni Giramonte 2012
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
    • WW93
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  • Ca Maiol Chiaretto del Garda 2018  Front Label
    Ca Maiol Chiaretto del Garda 2018
    Rosé from Lombardy, Italy
    • WW89
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