With a wine history dating back more than 4,000 years and a climate ideally suited to viticulture, Italy is one of the most diverse winemaking countries in the world. Italy has consistently been a world leader in wine production. Wine is made in all twenty regions and follows the European system of laws based on very specific geographical areas, grape varietals, aging requirements and other winemaking quality controls. In the North East region, the famous Amarone is produced in Veneto. This powerful and concentrated wine is made by recioto grape, which is dried out naturally by wind.
In the North West region, Piedmont is the most well-known wine producing area. Their Barolo is described as King of the wine while Barbaresco is named as Queen. Both are made from 100% Nebbiolo but the character is different because of the Terroir. They are all elegant and have an extremely long ageing potential to develop complex flavours. In Central Italy, Tuscan has a diverse production. The traditional Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino are made from mainly Sangiovese but with different clone. Brunello is especially fragrant and full of fineness. Some fine and famous Super Tuscan are also produced by international grape like Cabernet Sauvignon in this region.
|Winery||Description||Vintage||Format||Bot. Price by Case||Rating|
|Altesino||Brunello di Montalcino||2010||12X75CL||290|
|Gaja||Barbaresco Costa Russi||2004||6X75CL||2540||RP 95|
|Gaja||Barbaresco Costa Russi||2008||6X75CL||2100|
|Gaja||Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo||2003||12X75CL||2600|
|Giacomo Conterno||Barbera d’Alba Cascina Francia||2009||12X75CL||540||RP 93|
|Luigi Einaudi||Barolo Costa Grimaldi||2009||12X75CL||270|
|Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia||Ornellaia||2003||6X75CL||1590||RP 93|
|Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia||Ornellaia||2006||1X150CL||4360||RP 97|
|Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia||Ornellaia||2006||6X75CL||2080||RP 97|
|Tua Rita||Redigaffi||2006||6X75CL||2500||RP 97|