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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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  • Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2018  Front Label
    Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2018
    Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Castellani Sangiovese 2016  Front Label
    Castellani Sangiovese 2016
    Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Cerbaia Brunello di Montalcino 2015  Front Label
    Cerbaia Brunello di Montalcino 2015
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, 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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        Italian Wine Gift Set
        Collection from Italy
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          • Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2018  Front Label
            Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2018
            Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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          • Kylie Minogue Prosecco Rose  Front Bottle Shot
            Kylie Minogue Prosecco Rose
            Sparkling Rosé from Prosecco, Italy
            • WW90
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          • Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2017  Front Label
            Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2017
            Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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            • RP93
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          • Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2018  Front Label
            Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2018
            Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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            • V96
            • WS92
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          • Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino 2016  Front Label
            Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino 2016
            Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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            • V94
            • WE90
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          • Cipriani Bellini  Front Label
            Cipriani Bellini
            Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
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            • Ruffino Prosecco  Front Label
              Ruffino Prosecco
              Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
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                Viva Italia! Italian Wine Collection
                Collection from Italy
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                  • La Marca Prosecco (187ML Split)  Front Label
                    La Marca Prosecco (187ML Split)
                    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
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                    • Col d'Orcia Olmaia Cabernet Sauvignon 2015  Front Label
                      Col d'Orcia Olmaia Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
                      Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy
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                      • JS93
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                    • Tenuta di Capraia Chianti Classico Riserva 2016  Front Label
                      Tenuta di Capraia Chianti Classico Riserva 2016
                      Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                      • JS91
                      • WE90
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                    • Bertani Amarone Classico 2012 Front Label
                      Bertani Amarone Classico 2012
                      Other Red Blends from Veneto, Italy
                      • JS98
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                    • Petra Zingari Toscana 2018  Front Label
                      Petra Zingari Toscana 2018
                      Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
                      • JS92
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                    • Giuliano Rosati Amarone della Valpolicella 2016  Front Label
                      Giuliano Rosati Amarone della Valpolicella 2016
                      Other Red Blends from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
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                      • Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018  Front Label
                        Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018
                        Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                        • WS94
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                      • La Lecciaia Brunello di Montalcino 2015  Front Label
                        La Lecciaia Brunello di Montalcino 2015
                        Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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                        • V92
                        • RP90
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                      • Kris Pinot Grigio 2020  Front Label
                        Kris Pinot Grigio 2020
                        Pinot Gris/Grigio from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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                        • Badia a Coltibuono Vin Santo (375ML half-bottle) 2012  Front Label
                          Badia a Coltibuono Vin Santo (375ML half-bottle) 2012
                          Other Dessert from Tuscany, Italy
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                          • Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino 2020  Front Label
                            Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino 2020
                            Vermentino from Sardinia, Italy
                            • WW89
                            4.0 38 Ratings
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