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Fine Italian Wines


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Although most people think of fine vintage wine as predominantly originating in France, that’s a slightly close-minded opinion. The fact is, there are plenty of countries in the world producing some amazing wines, and one of those is definitely Italy. Spread out over more than twenty different regions, there are thousands of different flavors to satisfy your taste buds. What’s particularly special about Italian wine is that it is often known to be very earthy and traditional. It’s generally made using the same methods that were used hundreds of years ago, and they have no problem getting their hands dirty to create great wine.

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The two primary grapes that are used in Italian wine are Nebbiolo and also Sangiovese. These two comes from different parts of the country, with Sangiovese coming from closer to the south, while Nebbiolo originates from the north-western part of the country. These different grapes produce dozens of different wines. For example, the most popular wine that comes from the Sangiovese grape is almost certainly Chianti, which is adored all around the world.

When you are looking for truly fantastic Italian wines, you need to look for specific labels that tell you just how reputable it is. You’ll often find awards or particularly denominations of wine that you can be sure are going to be absolutely fantastic. It’s also worth considering the area from which the wine came, which is generally shown on the label alongside a designation of quality.

Most of the wines that are produced in Italy come from the Northwest region, or at least most of the fine wines. The south of the country produces some excellent wines, but they are generally not considered to be of such high quality. Winemakers in Italy generally study at an Italian school of wine. There are several of these in the North-East of the country, and hundreds of high quality wine makers graduate every year. Although Italian wine might be slightly confusing because of the numerous regions, it is definitely worth finding a great quality fine Italian wine.

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Andrea Stevens has become a trusted and well recognized name within the wine industry and her keen expertise and ability to critique wine is second to none. Andrea has been recognized several of times within the wine industry for her article writing and ability to educate, even beginners to the world of wine. Whether you consider yourself a connoisseur, or simply want to become one, there is a lot you can learn from Mrs. Stevens and her wealth of knowledge and expert writing style.