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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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  • Ornellaia Masseto 2000 Front Label
    Ornellaia Masseto 2000
    Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Manzone Barolo Le Gramolere 2000 Front Label
    Manzone Barolo Le Gramolere 2000
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Antinori Tignanello 2000 Front Label
    Antinori Tignanello 2000
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (stained labels) 2000  Front Label
    Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (stained labels) 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2000 Front Label
    Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2000
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Antinori Solaia 2000  Front Label
    Antinori Solaia 2000
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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  • E. Pira e Figli Barolo Cannubi 2000 Front Label
    E. Pira e Figli Barolo Cannubi 2000
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Ceretto Prapo Barolo 2000 Front Label
    Ceretto Prapo Barolo 2000
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Massolino Vigna Parafada Barolo 2000 Front Label
    Massolino Vigna Parafada Barolo 2000
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Gaiun Martinenga 2000 Front Label
    Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Gaiun Martinenga 2000
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Ceretto Santo Stefano Moscato d'Asti 2000
    Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc 2000 Front Label
    Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc 2000
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Marco Felluga Pinot Grigio 2000
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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  • Domenico Clerico Barolo Percristina 2000 Front Label
    Domenico Clerico Barolo Percristina 2000
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Tenuta Guado al Tasso (stained labels) 2000 Front Label
    Tenuta Guado al Tasso (stained labels) 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2000 Front Label
    Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2000
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato 2000 Front Label
    Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato 2000
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2000 Front Label
    Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2000
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Elio Altare Barolo Arborina 2000 Front Label
    Elio Altare Barolo Arborina 2000
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Marco Felluga Pinot Grigio (half-bottle) 2000
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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  • Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2000 Front Label
    Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2000
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 2000 Front Label
    Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 2000
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Banfi Magna Cum Laude 2000 Front Label
    Banfi Magna Cum Laude 2000
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Allegrini Amarone 2000 Front Label
    Allegrini Amarone 2000
    Other Red Blends from Veneto, Italy
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  • Tiefenbrunner Chardonnay 2000 Front Label
    Tiefenbrunner Chardonnay 2000
    Chardonnay from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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