The best wines from Italy

The country with the highest wine production in the world, with about 30 percent of wines produced worldwide. Apart from production, the Italians love their wine as their country is ranked 5th in terms of wine consumption. Wine is produced throughout the country.

Italian winemaking as it is right now, started in Sicilia under the influence of the Greeks. In Roman times, winemaking took a leap and started expanding throughout the country.

The first wine classification system was established in 1963. Quality wines are now recognised by the qualifications IGT, which stands for Indicazione Geografica Tipica, and DOC(G), meaning Denominazione di Origine Controllata (e Garantita).

Of Italy’s 20 winemaking regions, the best known ones are Piemonte and Tuscany, renowned of course for the Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello. The grapes most commonly used are Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Sangiovese.

Apart from these impressive reds, Italy also prominently cultivates a sparkling wine, the Prosecco.

 

Regions in Italy

Abruzzo  |  Alto Adige  |  Basilicata  |  Campania  |  Friuli  |  Lazio  |  Piemonte  |  Sicilia  |  Trentino  |  Tuscany  |  Umbrie  |  Valpolicella  |  Veneto
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Top Wines from Italy

Winespect. - J. Suckling 97
Gaja
Gaja - Costa Russi 2004

Costa Russi

2004
(Magnum)
€ 549,00 (ex Vat) € 664,29 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 97
Tenuta dell' Ornellaia
Tenuta dell' Ornellaia - Masseto 2011

Masseto

2011
€ 595,00 (ex Vat) € 719,95 (in Vat) more info
Parker 100
Antinori
Antinori - Solaia 2016

Solaia

2016
(Magnum)
€ 629,00 (ex Vat) € 761,09 (in Vat) more info
Parker 96
Dal Forno
Dal Forno - Amarone delle Valpolicella  Lodoletta 2011

Amarone delle Valpolicella Lodoletta

2011
€ 239,00 (ex Vat) € 289,19 (in Vat) more info
Parker 95
Gaja
Gaja - Barbaresco Sori Tildin 2013

Barbaresco Sori Tildin

2013
€ 299,00 (ex Vat) € 361,79 (in Vat) more info
Parker 97
Le Macchiole
Le Macchiole - Messorio 2012

Messorio

2012
(Double Magnum)
€ 569,00 (ex Vat) € 688,49 (in Vat) more info
Parker 97
Le Macchiole
Le Macchiole - Messorio 2015

Messorio

2015
€ 129,00 (ex Vat) € 156,09 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 95
Le Macchiole
Le Macchiole - Messorio 2015

Messorio

2015
(Double Magnum)
€ 595,00 (ex Vat) € 719,95 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 97
Le Macchiole
Le Macchiole - Paleo Rosso 2015

Paleo Rosso

2015
€ 68,18 (ex Vat) € 82,50 (in Vat) more info
Parker 96
Le Macchiole
Le Macchiole - Scrio Rosso 2013

Scrio Rosso

2013
(Magnum)
€ 198,00 (ex Vat) € 239,58 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 97
Monteverro
Monteverro - Monteverro Toscana IGT 2013

Monteverro Toscana IGT

2013
€ 99,00 (ex Vat) € 119,79 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 97
Monteverro
Monteverro - Monteverro Toscana IGT 2013

Monteverro Toscana IGT

2013
(Magnum)
€ 219,00 (ex Vat) € 264,99 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 99
Petrolo
Petrolo - Galatrona 2015

Galatrona

2015
(Half bottle)
€ 34,95 (ex Vat) € 42,29 (in Vat) more info
Parker 96
Roberto Voerzio
Roberto Voerzio - Rocche dell'Annunziata Torriglione 2010

Rocche dell'Annunziata Torriglione

2010
(Magnum)
€ 299,00 (ex Vat) € 361,79 (in Vat) more info
Parker 100
Tenuta dell' Ornellaia
Tenuta dell' Ornellaia - Masseto 2016

Masseto

2016
€ 695,00 (ex Vat) € 840,95 (in Vat) more info
Parker 97
Tenuta San Guido
Tenuta San Guido - Sassicaia 2006

Sassicaia

2006
€ 239,00 (ex Vat) € 289,19 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 95
Tenuta San Guido
Tenuta San Guido - Sassicaia 2011

Sassicaia

2011
€ 189,00 (ex Vat) € 228,69 (in Vat) more info
Parker 97
Tenuta San Guido
Tenuta San Guido - Sassicaia 2013

Sassicaia

2013
€ 194,00 (ex Vat) € 234,74 (in Vat) more info
BOW 9+
Biondi Santi
Biondi Santi - Brunello Riserva Greppo 1958

Brunello Riserva Greppo

1958
€ 649,00 (ex Vat) € 785,29 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 95
Biondi Santi
Biondi Santi - Brunello Riserva Greppo 1971

Brunello Riserva Greppo

1971
€ 549,00 (ex Vat) € 664,29 (in Vat) more info
Parker 95
Bruno Giacosa
Bruno Giacosa - Barolo Falletto Vigna Le Rocche 2013

Barolo Falletto Vigna Le Rocche

2013
€ 139,00 (ex Vat) € 168,19 (in Vat) more info
Parker 96
Gaja
Gaja - Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo 2011

Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo

2011
€ 269,00 (ex Vat) € 325,49 (in Vat) more info
Parker 95
Gaja
Gaja - Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo 2014

Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo

2014
€ 299,00 (ex Vat) € 361,79 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 97
Gaja
Gaja - Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo 2015

Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo

2015
€ 379,00 (ex Vat) € 458,59 (in Vat) more info
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