Italian Wine Regions (1)

The list of Italian wine regions is organized by highest volume of D.O.C. wines. 1-Tuscany (~18% DOC production) Try red wines from Bolgheri and Cortona Tuscany is home to the Chianti region which is the most famous region for Sangiovese. When Sangiovese became the required major grape in Chianti during the 1970′s, the other noble grapes (Cab and…

Map of Italian Wine Regions

Italian wine is one of the most difficult regions to get to know. Why? Well for one, the Italians use an esoteric wine labeling system, like the French. But that’s not even the biggest problem. The hardest part is learning all the different grape varieties. At the moment, there are about 350 official Italian wine varieties….

Greco di Tufo Docg 2011 – Mastroberardino

APPELLATION : Greco di Tufo DOCG ALCOHOL : 12.5% GRAPE VARIETY : Greco di Tufo 100% VINES PER HECTARE : In media 3.000 ceppi per ettaro AGE OF VINEYARD : In media 15 anni VINIFICATION : Vinificazione classica in bianco in serbatoi di acciaio a temperatura controllata REFINING : Almeno 1 mese in bottiglia. COLOUR…

Barbanico Vallagarina rosso IGT – Balter

CLASSIFICATION: Barbanico Vallagarina rosso IGT GROUND: Hills of morainal origin, based on chalky rocks. Substantial amount of clay in a medium mixture weaving; a four-yearly organic fertilization is the sole natural operation made. VARIETY: 60 % Lagrein – planted in 1969, 20 % Merlot – planted in 1991, 20 % Cabernet Sauvignon – planted in…

Aglianico del Vulture Macarico ‘ 2007 – Macarico

#66 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013 Vintage  2007 Varietal  Aglianico Appellation  Aglianico del Vulture The vineyard is conducted using traditional techniques without the use of herbicides and fertilizers and the use of only natural products to fight diseases. The harvest is done manually in boxes, in the first week of November, with an average yield of…

Retromarcia Chianti Classico Docg 2009 – Monte Bernardi

Retromarcia is a Chianti Classico made from Sangiovese (95%), Merlot (3%) and Canaiolo Nero (2%) grapes. A large proportion of the grapes come from vineyards consisting of shale (Galestro), limestone (Alberese) and sandstone (Arenaria-Calcare-Pietraforte), and are, on average, ten years in age. The vinification and maturation is reminiscent of a more traditional style Chianti Classico;…