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  |  Friuli  |  Lazio  |  Piemonte  |  Sicilia  |  Trentino  |  Tuscany  |  Umbrie  |  Valpolicella  |  Veneto  |  Campania
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Top Wines from Italy

Winespect. - J. Suckling 100
Avignonesi
Avignonesi - Vin Santo 1990

Vin Santo

1990
(Half bottle)
€ 199,00 (ex Vat) € 240,79 (in Vat) more info
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
€ 569,00 (ex Vat) € 688,49 (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)
€ 549,00 (ex Vat) € 664,29 (in Vat) more info
Parker 97
Le Macchiole
Le Macchiole - Messorio 2015

Messorio

2015
€ 135,00 (ex Vat) € 163,35 (in Vat) more info
BOW 9.5
Le Macchiole
Le Macchiole - Messorio 2016

Messorio

2016
(Magnum)
€ 299,00 (ex Vat) € 361,79 (in Vat) more info
BOW 9.5
Le Macchiole
Le Macchiole - Messorio  2016

Messorio

2016
(Double Magnum)
€ 695,00 (ex Vat) € 840,95 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 97
Le Macchiole
Le Macchiole - Paleo Rosso 2015

Paleo Rosso

2015
€ 69,00 (ex Vat) € 83,49 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 97
Le Macchiole
Le Macchiole - Paleo Rosso 2016

Paleo Rosso

2016
€ 71,00 (ex Vat) € 85,91 (in Vat) more info
BOW 9.5
Le Macchiole
Le Macchiole - Paleo Rosso   2016

Paleo Rosso

2016
(Magnum)
€ 169,00 (ex Vat) € 204,49 (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
BOW 9.5
Le Macchiole
Le Macchiole - Scrio Rosso  2016

Scrio Rosso

2016
€ 119,00 (ex Vat) € 143,99 (in Vat) more info
BOW 9.5
Le Macchiole
Le Macchiole - Scrio Rosso  2016

Scrio Rosso

2016
(Magnum)
€ 299,00 (ex Vat) € 361,79 (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 94
Tenuta dell' Ornellaia
Tenuta dell' Ornellaia - Ornellaia 2012

Ornellaia

2012
€ 169,00 (ex Vat) € 204,49 (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 96
Gaja
Gaja - Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo 2011

Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo

2011
€ 269,00 (ex Vat) € 325,49 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 100
Gaja
Gaja - Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo  2013

Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo

2013
€ 329,00 (ex Vat) € 398,09 (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
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