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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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  • Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne 2014 Front Label
    Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne 2014
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Marcarini Barolo Brunate 2014 Front Label
    Marcarini Barolo Brunate 2014
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  • Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2014  Front Label
    Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2014
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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    Castellare I Sodi S. Niccolo 2014
    Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Ruffino Greppone Mazzi Brunello di Montalcino 2014  Front Label
    Ruffino Greppone Mazzi Brunello di Montalcino 2014
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Tenuta Sette Cieli NOI4 2014 Front Label
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  • Sottimano Barbaresco Curra 2014 Front Label
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    Luigi Baudana Barolo Cerretta 2014
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    Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino 2014
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2014 Front Label
    Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2014
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Vietti Barolo Ravera 2014  Front Label
    Vietti Barolo Ravera 2014
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014 Front Label
    Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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    Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco 2014
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Cecchi Chianti Classico Riserva di Famiglia 2014 Front Label
    Cecchi Chianti Classico Riserva di Famiglia 2014
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto Riserva 2014  Front Label
    Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto Riserva 2014
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Tasca d'Almerita Rosso del Conte 2014  Front Label
    Tasca d'Almerita Rosso del Conte 2014
    Other Red Blends from Italy
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  • Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2014  Front Label
    Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2014
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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    Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili Riserva (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Vietti Barolo Ravera (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014  Front Label
    Vietti Barolo Ravera (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino 2014  Front Label
    San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino 2014
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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    Marcarini Barolo La Serra 2014
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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