Il Caggio Prosecco 20cl 100% Glera Small and lively bubbles burst onto the tongue. A smooth mousse and subtle wild apples and pear fruits exude from the palate with a refreshing lift on the finish. Fit for a celebration, though ideal for a toast on...
Lunetta Sparkling Rosé Brut Quarter Bottles 200ml, Trentino, Italy
Lunetta (little moon) Rosé Spumante, a beautifully fresh and dry sparkling rosé from the foothills of the mountains with a persistent white foam and a...
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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