Italy

Italy

Named “Oenotria” by the ancient Greeks for its abundance of grapevines, Italy has always had a culture that is virtually inextricable from wine. Wine grapes are grown just about everywhere throughout the country—a long and narrow boot-shaped peninsula extending into the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas. The defining geographical feature of the country is the Apennine Mountain range, extending from Liguria in the north to Calabriain the south. The island of Sicily nearly grazes the toe of Italy’s boot, while Sardinia lies to the country’s west. Climate varies significantly throughout the country, with temperature being somewhat more dependent on elevation than latitude, though it is safe to generalize that the south is warmer. Much of the highest quality viticulture takes place on gently rolling, picturesque hillsides.

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    Banfi Chianti Superiore 2015

    Now: $18.99
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    The color is mallow red. Fresh and fruity scents, with scents of red fruits, violet and cyclamen. Round and complex structure with soft tannins and a persistent finish.   In 1978 John and Harry Mariani, owners of the U.S. wine importer Banfi...
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    Gabbiano Chianti Classico 2013

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    Was: $19.99
    Soft and fruity with dried berry, cherry and hints of cream. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh, savory finish. Solid Chianti Classico. Drink now. The Castello di Gabbiano predates the Tower of Pisa. Construction began atop a hill in Northern Tuscany...
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    Was: $19.99
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    La Marca Prosecco

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    This sparkling wine is a pale, golden straw in color. Bubbles are full textured and persistent. On the nose the wine brings fresh citrus with hints of honey and white flowers. The flavor is fresh and clean, with ripe citrus, lemon, green apple, and...
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    Was: $23.99
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    MezzaCorona Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

    Now: $19.99
    Was: $23.99
    Delight yourself with the black currant, blueberry and fresh red fruit notes of our balanced Cabernet Sauvignon. With its elegant texture and rich bouquet, our Cabernet Sauvignon is ideal with roasted meat, game, red meats and seasoned...
    Now: $19.99
    Was: $23.99