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….

Barbera D’ Alba Doc 2009 – Schiavenza

Grape: 100% Barbera Vineyard: located in Perno in the village of Monforte d’Alba on the right slope in front of Castiglione Falletto Altitude 350 metres a.s.l. – west exposure – loamy and sandy ground Guyot growing System – density 4.000 plants per hectare Grape-harvest: tardy, manual – period half October Wine-making: fermentation in vitrified cement cisterns for 15-20 days…

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…

Chianti Classico Docg 2010 – Poggerino

#18 position on Top 100 Wine Spectator of 2013 The winery’s largest production (about 40.000 bottles per year). It is made from Sangiovese 100%. The wine spends one year in barriques before being aged in bottle. Its colour is light ruby, with aromas of blackberries, cherries and redcurrant, with a touch of licorice and vanilla…

Chianti Classico Riserva Docg 2009 – Lilliano

Grape variety or blend: percentages Sangiovese 90%; complementary 10% (grapes from first selection) Maturing/ageing phases, times and containers used: Storage in vitreous cement tanks until malolactic fermentation is completed. Chianti Classico Riserva is aged in Allier barrels (hl 28-34) for two years . Ageing in the Bottle: 6 months (three compulsory by Law). Sensorial analysis:…

Chardonnay Igt 2010 – Tasca d’Almerita

Chardonnay Chardonnay in Sicily. Cultivated and elaborated with wisdom, in the unequalled terrain of Regaleali, it scales the heights of perfection by marrying in a surprising way the refinement of this international vine with the radiance of the Mediterranean. Grapes: Chardonnay Appellation: Chardonnay Sicilia I.G.T. Production area: Regaleali Estate – Palermo – Sicily. Vineyards: San…