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Italy has a vast array of indigenous grape varietals but most of them do not receive mush attention beyond the areas where they are grown. Added to that Italian winemakers have planted most of the array of international wines some of which are bottled as varietal wines but most are used in blending with the local grapes creating, for example, the Super Tuscan wines.

Italy has its own complex wine classification system, and like the French, it is primarily geographically-based so you have to know what grapes are grown where to figure out what is in the bottle.

The top classification is DOCG of which there are 21; 7 are in Piemonte, the finest of which are made from Nebbiolo grapes; 6 are from Tuscany primarily based on the Sangiovese grape.

If you want to get more detail you might read 'Native Wine Grapes of Italy' by Ian D'Agata which runs in excess of 600 pages.
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Picture of Jasci Donatello (375ml), 2014, Montepulciano d`Abruzzo

Jasci Donatello (375ml), 2014, Montepulciano d`Abruzzo

Red, Old World, Motepulciano from Abruzzi, Italy


£7.65
Picture of Leone de Castris (375ml), 2013, Salice Salentino DOC Riserva

Leone de Castris (375ml), 2013, Salice Salentino DOC Riserva

Red, Old World, Negroamaro from Puglia, Italy


£10.55
Picture of Allegrini (375ml), 2015, Valpolicella

Allegrini (375ml), 2015, Valpolicella

Red, Old World, Corvina from Valpolicella, Italy


£11.20
Picture of Fontodi (375ml), 2012, Chianti Classico

Fontodi (375ml), 2012, Chianti Classico

Red, Old World, Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy


£14.45
Picture of Franco Conterno (375ml), 2011, Barolo Panerole

Franco Conterno (375ml), 2011, Barolo Panerole

Red, Old World, Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy


£19.05
Picture of Ca’ del Baio (375ml), 2012, Barbaresco Valgrande

Ca’ del Baio (375ml), 2012, Barbaresco Valgrande

Red, Old World, Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy


£19.70
Picture of Red Tasting Pack - 4 Italian Reds

Red Tasting Pack - 4 Italian Reds

Compare Corvina from Valpolicella, Negroamaro from Puglia, Sangiovese from Tuscany and Nebbiolo from Piedmont


£55.00