A Tour of Italy’s Top Wine Regions

Sep 23, 2013 1502

Italy is famous the world over for its wines, so even if you are not a serious wine enthusiast you will surely appreciate the beautiful scenery and tradition of a trip through the fine producing wine regions of Italia! Almost every region in Italy produces wine. In fact, Italy claims 20 major growing regions, including the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. These 20 wine regions are generally classified into four geographical categories – the northwest, the northeast, central Italy, the south and islands. Each of these regions produces a unique style of wine. Many of these varieties are so climate specific that they cannot be transplanted to another region. That is why wines produced from each of these regions have their own distinctive aromas.

It also boasts an astonishing number of grape varieties, growing most of the world's major red and white grapes. Native varieties like Sangiovese, Barbera and Trebbiano grow throughout the country; while others like Nebbiolo, Verdicchio and Lambrusco, for example grow only in certain regions.

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