Chianti Classico Chioccioli, Florence, Italy 2016
85% Sangiovese , 5 % Merlot , 5 % Syrah and 5 % Cabernet Sauvignon aged in oak for 14 months.
This top notch Chianti ia a wine of extraordinary identity, intense with fruity, floral and...
Chianti Classico DOCG Geografico, Tuscany, Italy 2016
Sangiovese 90%, Canaiolo 10% with 10 months in oak.
Intense scents of violets with a dry flavour and good tannins.
Try with roasted meats or cheese.
"Le Arele" Recioto Della Valpolicella 2016, Giuseppe Lonardi DOC Classico, Verneto, Italy
A blend of Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Molinara with 20 months in oak.
This sweet red wine has a deep ruby colour. The wine has a spicy...
Nebbiolo, Pio Cesare, Langhe DOC, Piemonte, Italy 2016
100% Nebbiolo aged in medium-toasted French oak for 24 months: 20% in barriques, 80% in 20-50 hectolitre casks.
Intense and ripe berry fruit along with mild and almost sweet...
Italian wine regions
Italy's 20 wine regions correspond to the 20 administrative regions. Understanding of Italian wine becomes clearer with an understanding of the differences between each region; their cuisines reflect their indigenous wines, and vice-versa. The 36 DOCG wines are located in 13 different regions but most of them are concentrated in Piedmont and Tuscany. Among these are appellations: Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello di Montalcino (colloquially known as the "Killer B's").
The regions are from Northwest to Southeast: Aosta Valley (Valle D'Aosta), Piedmont (Piemonte), Liguria, Lombardy (Lombardia), Trentino-AltoAdige/Südtirol, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany (Toscana), Marche (Le Marche), Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Basilicata, Apulia (Puglia), Calabria, Sicily (Sicilia), Sardinia (Sardegna)
Key Italian wine varieties
Bianco (White) Arneis, Catarratto, Fiano, Garganega, Malvasia Bianca , Moscato, Nuragus, Pigato, Pinot Grigio, Ribolla Gialla, Tocai Friulano, Trebbiano, Verdicchio ,Vermentino. Non-native varieties that the Italians plant include Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer (sometimes called traminer aromatico), Petite Arvine, Riesling, and many others. Rosso (Red) Aglianico, Barbera, Corvina, Dolcetto, Malvasia Nera, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Negroamaro, Nero d'Avola, Sagrantino, Sangiovese. Other major red varieties are Ciliegolo, Gaglioppo, Lagrein, Lambrusco, Monica, Nerello Mascalese, Pignolo, Primitivo (Zinfandel in California), Refosco, Schiava, Schiopettino, Teroldego, and Uva di Troia. "International" varieties such as Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah are also widely grown.
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