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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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  • Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2018  Front Label
    Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2018
    Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva 2016  Front Label
    Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva 2016
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Antinori Tignanello 2019  Front Label
    Antinori Tignanello 2019
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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  • La Massa Toscana 2018  Front Label
    La Massa Toscana 2018
    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Castellani Sangiovese 2016  Front Label
    Castellani Sangiovese 2016
    Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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      • Ornellaia  2019  Front Label
        Ornellaia 2019
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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      • Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo 2016  Front Label
        Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo 2016
        Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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      • Gaja Rossj-Bass Chardonnay 2020  Front Label
        Gaja Rossj-Bass Chardonnay 2020
        Chardonnay from Piedmont, Italy
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        • Zenato Sergio Zenato Amarone Classico della Valpolicella Riserva 2016  Front Label
          Zenato Sergio Zenato Amarone Classico della Valpolicella Riserva 2016
          Other Red Blends from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
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        • Castellani Chianti Classico Riserva 2017  Front Label
          Castellani Chianti Classico Riserva 2017
          Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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        • Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2021  Front Label
          Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2021
          Pinot Gris/Grigio from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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          • La Marca Prosecco  Front Label
            La Marca Prosecco
            Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
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            • Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2017  Front Label
              Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2017
              Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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            • Gaja Barbaresco 2019  Front Label
              Gaja Barbaresco 2019
              Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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              • Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2016  Front Label
                Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2016
                Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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              • Vietti Moscato d'Asti 2021  Front Label
                Vietti Moscato d'Asti 2021
                Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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                • Suavia Soave Classico 2021  Front Label
                  Suavia Soave Classico 2021
                  Garganega from Soave, Veneto, Italy
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                • wine.com Kevin Zraly's One Hour Italian Red Wine Expert Tasting Kit  Gift Product Image
                  Kevin Zraly's One Hour Italian Red Wine Expert Tasting Kit
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                    • Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2017  Front Label
                      Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2017
                      Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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                    • Chloe Pinot Grigio 2021  Front Label
                      Chloe Pinot Grigio 2021
                      Pinot Gris/Grigio from Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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                      • Camigliano Brunello di Montalcino 2017  Front Label
                        Camigliano Brunello di Montalcino 2017
                        Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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                      • Tomaiolo Chianti Classico Riserva 2018  Front Label
                        Tomaiolo Chianti Classico Riserva 2018
                        Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                        • Terre del Barolo Vinum Vita Est Barolo 2016  Front Label
                          Terre del Barolo Vinum Vita Est Barolo 2016
                          Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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                        • Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2017  Front Label
                          Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2017
                          Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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