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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 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.

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  • Adami Garbel Brut Prosecco Front Label
    Adami Garbel Brut Prosecco
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
    • TP91
    • W&S90
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  • Mondoro Sparkling Asti Spumante Front Label
    Mondoro Sparkling Asti Spumante
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Piedmont, Italy
    • W&S90
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  • Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco Superiore  Front Label
    Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco Superiore
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Valdobbiadene, Prosecco, Italy
    • WE94
    • JS92
    • WW91
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  • Lini 910 Labrusca Lambrusco Rosso  Front Label
    Lini 910 Labrusca Lambrusco Rosso
    Red Sparkling Wine from Emilia-Romagna, Italy
    • V90
    • W&S90
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  • Torresella Prosecco Front Label
    Torresella Prosecco
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
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    • WW90
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  • Cantine Maschio Prosecco Brut  Front Label
    Cantine Maschio Prosecco Brut
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
    • W&S91
    3.8 298 Ratings
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  • Villa Sandi Il Fresco Prosecco Front Label
    Villa Sandi Il Fresco Prosecco
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
    • W&S89
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  • Zardetto Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry  Front Label
    Zardetto Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
    • W&S91
    • V91
    • JS90
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  • Lamberti Rose Spumante Front Label
    Lamberti Rose Spumante
    Sparkling Rosé from Veneto, Italy
    • W&S89
    4.2 38 Ratings
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