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  |  Piemonte  |  Sicilia  |  Trentino  |  Tuscany  |  Umbrie  |  Valpolicella  |  Veneto  |  Campania

Top Wines from Italy

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

Vin Santo

1990
(Half bottle)
€ 179,95 (ex Vat) € 217,74 (in Vat) more info
Parker 97
Dal Forno
Dal Forno - Amarone delle Valpolicella Lodoletta 2009

Amarone delle Valpolicella Lodoletta

2009
€ 259,00 (ex Vat) € 313,39 (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
Winespect. - J. Suckling 98
Le Macchiole
Le Macchiole - Scrio Rosso  2016

Scrio Rosso

2016
€ 109,00 (ex Vat) € 131,89 (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
€ 99,95 (ex Vat) € 120,94 (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
€ 179,00 (ex Vat) € 216,59 (in Vat) more info
BOW 9+
Biondi Santi
Biondi Santi - Brunello Riserva Greppo 1958

Brunello Riserva Greppo

1958
€ 549,00 (ex Vat) € 664,29 (in Vat) more info
BOW 9+
Cantina Terlano
Cantina Terlano - Terlaner I Grande Cuvée Primo  2018

Terlaner I Grande Cuvée Primo

2018
€ 189,00 (ex Vat) € 228,69 (in Vat) more info
BOW 9+
Cantina Terlano
Cantina Terlano - Terlaner Rarity 2008

Terlaner Rarity

2008
€ 119,00 (ex Vat) € 143,99 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 94
Dal Forno
Dal Forno - Amarone delle Valpolicella Lodoletta 2006

Amarone delle Valpolicella Lodoletta

2006
€ 279,00 (ex Vat) € 337,59 (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 sale
Gaja
Gaja - Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo 2015

Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo

2015
€ 349,00 € 299,00 (ex Vat) € 361,79 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 99
Gaja
Gaja - Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo 2016

Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo

2016
€ 419,00 (ex Vat) € 506,99 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 99
Gaja
Gaja - Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo  2017

Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo

2017
€ 399,00 (ex Vat) € 482,79 (in Vat) more info
Parker 96
Gaja
Gaja - Barbaresco Sori Tildin 2010

Barbaresco Sori Tildin

2010
(Magnum)
€ 599,00 (ex Vat) € 724,79 (in Vat) more info
Parker 95
Gaja
Gaja - Barbaresco Sori Tildin 2011

Barbaresco Sori Tildin

2011
€ 249,00 (ex Vat) € 301,29 (in Vat) more info
Parker 94 sale
Gaja
Gaja - Barbaresco Sori Tildin 2014

Barbaresco Sori Tildin

2014
€ 299,00 € 269,00 (ex Vat) € 325,49 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 99
Gaja
Gaja - Barbaresco Sori Tildin 2015

Barbaresco Sori Tildin

2015
€ 379,00 (ex Vat) € 458,59 (in Vat) more info
Parker 99
Giacomo Conterno
Giacomo Conterno - Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2014

Barolo Riserva Monfortino

2014
€ 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)
€ 2.095,00 (ex Vat) € 2.534,95 (in Vat) more info
Parker 99
Giacomo Conterno
Giacomo Conterno - Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2014

Barolo Riserva Monfortino

2014
€ 2.995,00 (ex Vat) € 3.623,95 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 97 sale
Monteverro
Monteverro - Monteverro Toscana IGT 2013

Monteverro Toscana IGT

2013
(Magnum)
€ 219,00 € 199,00 (ex Vat) € 240,79 (in Vat) more info
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