Italian Wine Facts

Significant Points on Italian Wine’s History:
 
·         Italy has been making wines for over 2800 years.
·         It is the largest wine producing country in the world.
·         It has over 2000 grape varieties planted.
·         Most grown grapes are:
·         Whites; Trebbiano, Catarratto
·         Reds; Sangiovese, Barbera, Montepulciano, Nero D’Avola, Primitivo
·         Quite often wines take the name of the areas or town where the grapes are grown.
·         Some of the most famous Italian wines in the world are:
·         Reds – Barolo, Brunello di Montalcino, Amarone, Taurasi, Nobile di Montepulciano, Bolgheri, Gattinara, Chianti.
·         White – Fiano di Avellino, Gavi di Gavi, Greco di Tufo, Soave, Erbaluce, Verdicchio, Lacryma Christi, Vernaccia di San Gimignano.