List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Italian Wine

Learn about Italian wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...

undefined, null

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.

Filter by
53 Items
53 Items
  • Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2019  Front Label
    Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2019
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
    • D100
    • WE99
    • JS99
    • RP98
    • WS98
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $269.99
    Try the
    269 99
    269 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2017  Front Label
    Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2017
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS95
    • RP94
    • WS92
    • WE90
    4.6 7 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $64.99
    Try the
    64 99
    64 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Capanna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva  2015  Front Label
    Capanna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS97
    • JD97
    • RP95
    • WE93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $119.99
    Try the
    119 99
    119 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Gaja Sperss Barolo 2017  Front Label
    Gaja Sperss Barolo 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • JD98
    • JS98
    • RP96
    • D96
    • WS95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $329.99
    Try the
    329 99
    329 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • G.D. Vajra Barolo Coste di Rose 2018  Front Label
    G.D. Vajra Barolo Coste di Rose 2018
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • JS92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $76.99
    Try the
    76 99
    76 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2016  Front Label
    Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2016
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • WS97
    • JS96
    • RP96
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $159.99
    Try the
    159 99
    159 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Paolo Scavino Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata Riserva 2016  Front Label
    Paolo Scavino Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata Riserva 2016
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
    • JS100
    • RP98
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $229.99
    Try the
    229 99
    229 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Altesino Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
    Altesino Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2017
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS95
    • RP94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $39.99
    Try the
    39 99
    39 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Capanna Brunello di Montalcino 2016  Front Label
    Capanna Brunello di Montalcino 2016
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • JD96
    • JS95
    • RP94
    • WE93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $64.99
    Try the
    64 99
    64 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2016  Front Label
    Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2016
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • RP96
    • JS95
    • WE95
    • WS95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $129.99
    Try the
    129 99
    129 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • G.D. Vajra Langhe Freisa Kye 2018  Front Label
    G.D. Vajra Langhe Freisa Kye 2018
    Freisa from Piedmont, Italy
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $44.99
      Try the
      44 99
      44 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Tua Rita Redigaffi Toscana 2019  Front Label
      Tua Rita Redigaffi Toscana 2019
      Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
      • JS98
      • RP97
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $299.99
      Try the
      299 99
      299 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Ceretto Brunate Barolo 2015  Front Label
      Ceretto Brunate Barolo 2015
      Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
      • RP96
      • JS96
      • WE94
      • WS94
      • D91
      4.7 25 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $159.99
      Try the
      200
      159 99
      Save $40.01 (20%)
    • G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2018  Front Label
      G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2018
      Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
      • JS92
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $39.99
      Try the
      39 99
      39 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Prunotto Bussia Barolo 2016  Front Label
      Prunotto Bussia Barolo 2016
      Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
      • WE95
      • WS94
      • JS94
      • W&S93
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $95.99
      Try the
      95 99
      95 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Altesino Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino 2017  Front Label
      Altesino Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino 2017
      Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
      • JS97
      • WS95
      • D92
      • WE92
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $139.99
      Try the
      139 99
      139 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino 2017  Front Label
      Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino 2017
      Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
      • JS96
      • RP95
      • D93
      • WE92
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $109.99
      Try the
      109 99
      109 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Altero 2017  Front Label
      Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Altero 2017
      Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
      • JS94
      • RP94
      • WS94
      5.0 20 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $89.99
      Try the
      89 99
      89 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Poggio Antico Madre Toscana 2016  Front Label
      Poggio Antico Madre Toscana 2016
      Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
      • RP93
      • JS93
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $51.99
      Try the
      51 99
      51 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere 2017  Front Label
      San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere 2017
      Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
      • JS96
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $129.99
      Try the
      129 99
      129 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere Riserva 2016  Front Label
      San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere Riserva 2016
      Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
      • WS97
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $248.99
      Try the
      248 99
      248 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Ruffino Greppone Mazzi Brunello di Montalcino 2014  Front Label
      Ruffino Greppone Mazzi Brunello di Montalcino 2014
      Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
      • JS91
      • WS91
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $79.99
      Try the
      79 99
      79 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto Riserva 2016  Front Label
      Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto Riserva 2016
      Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
      • JS100
      • RP98
      5.0 16 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $929.99
      Try the
      929 99
      929 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Rabaja 2017  Front Label
      Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Rabaja 2017
      Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
      • RP95
      • WS93
      5.0 23 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $269.99
      Try the
      269 99
      269 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato 2018  Front Label
      Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato 2018
      Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
      • JS96
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $189.99
      Try the
      189 99
      189 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

    Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
    Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

    It's easy to make the switch.
    Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

    Yes, Update Now

    Search for ""

    Processing Your Order...