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Italian wine, Wines from Italy

Italy have some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world and Italian wines cover today a significant portion of the international wine market.

Italian appellation system include four classes of wine:
- Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG)
- Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC)
- Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT)
- Vino da Tavola (VDT) - Table Wine

Italian wine regions correspond to the 20 Italian political regions (alphabetical):
- Abruzzo
- Aosta Valley (Valle D’Aosta)
- Apulia (Puglia)
- Basilicata
- Calabria
- Campania
- Emilia Romagna
- Friuli Venezia Giulia
- Lazio
- Liguria
- Lombardy (Lombardia)
- Marche
- Molise
- Piedmont (Piemonte)
- Sardinia (Sardegna)
- Sicily (Sicilia)
- Trentino Alto Adige
- Tuscany (Toscana)
- Umbria
- Veneto

The most important of Italy’s varietals:
Rosso (Red wine): Sangiovese, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Lombardy, Dolcetto, Negroamaro, Aglianico, Nero d’Avola, Sagrantino, Corvina, Teroldego, Pignolo, Malvasia Nera, Primitivo, Ciliegolo, Nerello Mascalese, Gaglioppo, Lambrusco, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Montepulciano, Lagrein, Schiopettino, Uva di Troia, Refosco, Monica, Schiava, Syrah
Bianco (White wine): Trebbiano, Nuragus, Pinot Grigio, Vermentino, Garganega, Tocai Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, Moscato, Verdicchio, Arneis, Malvasia Bianca, Fiano, Pigato

 

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