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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    Tenuta Polvaro Cabernet Sauvignon

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    Tenuta Polvaro's Cabernet Sauvignon is full-bodied and dry with a unique elegance and well-balanced depth. It has a deep ruby color with magenta hues, complemented by aromas of blackberry, blueberry, and dried herbs and spices. It is lush and softly...
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    Tenuta Polvaro Oro 2014

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    Three outstanding grape varieties provide the framework for this distinctive white blend. Chardonnay (48%), Pinot Grigio (42%) and Traminer (10%) are combined to offer refreshing fruit flavors of honeydew, apricot, and pink grapefruit. Added scents of...
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