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  |  Lombardy  |  Marche  |  Piemonte  |  Puglia  |  Sicilia  |  Trentino  |  Tuscany  |  Umbrie  |  Valpolicella  |  Veneto  |  Campania

Top Wines from Italy

Winespect. - J. Suckling 93
Vietti
Vietti - Lazzarito Barolo 2018

Lazzarito Barolo

2018
€ 172,00 (ex Vat) € 208,12 (in Vat) more info
Parker 98
Dal Forno
Dal Forno - Amarone delle Valpolicella Lodoletta 2013

Amarone delle Valpolicella Lodoletta

2013
€ 229,00 (ex Vat) € 277,09 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 97
Monteverro
Monteverro - Monteverro Toscana IGT 2013

Monteverro Toscana IGT

2013
€ 104,95 (ex Vat) € 126,99 (in Vat) more info
Parker 96
Antinori
Antinori - Tignanello 2013

Tignanello

2013
€ 149,00 (ex Vat) € 180,29 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 96
Biondi Santi
Biondi Santi - Brunello Riserva Greppo 1975

Brunello Riserva Greppo

1975
€ 529,00 (ex Vat) € 640,09 (in Vat) more info
Parker 99
Bruno Giacosa
Bruno Giacosa - Barolo Falletto Vigna Le Rocche Riserva 2004

Barolo Falletto Vigna Le Rocche Riserva

2004
€ 995,00 (ex Vat) € 1.203,95 (in Vat) more info
BOW 9+
Cantina Terlano
Cantina Terlano - Terlaner Rarity  2009

Terlaner Rarity

2009
€ 129,00 (ex Vat) € 156,09 (in Vat) more info
BOW 9+
Cantina Terlano
Cantina Terlano - Terlaner Rarity 2009

Terlaner Rarity

2009
€ 139,00 (ex Vat) € 168,19 (in Vat) more info
Parker 95
Gaja
Gaja - Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo 2014

Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo

2014
€ 314,00 (ex Vat) € 379,94 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 97
Gaja
Gaja - Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo 2015

Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo

2015
€ 349,00 (ex Vat) € 422,29 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 99
Gaja
Gaja - Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo 2016

Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo

2016
€ 449,00 (ex Vat) € 543,29 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 99
Gaja
Gaja - Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo  2017

Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo

2017
€ 389,00 (ex Vat) € 470,69 (in Vat) more info
Parker 94
Gaja
Gaja - Barbaresco Sori Tildin 2014

Barbaresco Sori Tildin

2014
€ 339,00 (ex Vat) € 410,19 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 99
Gaja
Gaja - Barbaresco Sori Tildin 2015

Barbaresco Sori Tildin

2015
€ 389,00 (ex Vat) € 470,69 (in Vat) more info
Parker 100
Gaja
Gaja - Sperss Barolo  2016

Sperss Barolo

2016
€ 449,00 (ex Vat) € 543,29 (in Vat) more info
Parker 100
Gaja
Gaja - Sperss Barolo 2016

Sperss Barolo

2016
(Magnum)
€ 995,00 (ex Vat) € 1.203,95 (in Vat) more info
Parker 99
Giacomo Conterno
Giacomo Conterno - Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2014

Barolo Riserva Monfortino

2014
(Magnum)
€ 2.149,00 (ex Vat) € 2.600,29 (in Vat) more info
Parker 99
Giacomo Conterno
Giacomo Conterno - Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2014

Barolo Riserva Monfortino

2014
€ 3.270,00 (ex Vat) € 3.956,70 (in Vat) more info
Parker 95
Quintarelli
Quintarelli  - Alzero Cabernet  2007

Alzero Cabernet

2007
(Magnum)
€ 569,00 (ex Vat) € 688,49 (in Vat) more info
BOW 9+
Quintarelli
Quintarelli  - Amabile del Cere 2012

Amabile del Cere

2012
(Half bottle)
€ 163,95 (ex Vat) € 198,38 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 97
Roberto Voerzio
Roberto Voerzio - Fossati Case Nere Riserva 2008

Fossati Case Nere Riserva

2008
€ 199,00 (ex Vat) € 240,79 (in Vat) more info
BOW 9
Accomasso
Accomasso - Barolo Annunziata 2012

Barolo Annunziata

2012
€ 199,00 (ex Vat) € 240,79 (in Vat) more info
BOW 9
Accomasso
Accomasso - Barolo Annunziata 2012

Barolo Annunziata

2012
€ 219,00 (ex Vat) € 264,99 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 99
Bibi Graetz
Bibi Graetz - Colore 2018

Colore

2018
€ 189,00 (ex Vat) € 228,69 (in Vat) more info
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