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Italien Aostatal Piemont Ligurien Lombardei Trentin Südtirol (Alto Adige) Friuli / Venezia Giulia Venetien Emilia Romagna Marken Toskana Umbrien Latium Abruzzen Molise Apulien Basiliakta Kampanien Kalabrien Sardinien Sizilien
 

1. AOSTATAL
The narrow vine terraces in over 1000 metres height, are among the highest in Europe. The climatic conditions, hot summers and cold winters provide for ideal cultivation conditions. Strong, full-bodied red wines as well as fruity white wines are being cultivated here.
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2. PIEMONT
Home of the “divine“ Nebbiolo grapes, hotbed of the famous premium wines Barolo and Barbaresco. But also Barbera and Dolcetto (despite the word component  "dolce" no smooth wine) are being offered in astonishing qualities. Gavi (vine variety Cortese) and Chardonnay are famous white wines. Home of the famous sparkling wine Asti.
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3. LIGURIA
Almost subtropical climate reigns in the rather cool North of Italy. The difficult conditions of cultivation prevent an expansion and thus the relatively trivial wine region of Italy ranks among the rich source of long forgotten treasures. Typical representers of this region are the white vine varieties Vermentino and Pigato as well as the ruby Rossese di Dolceaqua.
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4. LOMBARDY
Industrial centre and most populous region around the metropolis Milan. Italy’s best dry sparkling wines, the Franciacorta, originate from here.
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5. TRENTINO
Main cultivation area is the  Etschtal – famous by full of character white and red wines, vine variety pure pressed from Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and many more. Moreover, you can find many Grappa distilleries here. 
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6. SOUTH TIROL (ALTO ADIGE)
Quality centre in the area Überetsch. Main vine varieties are the Vernatsch, which produces rather mild and palatable wines. It is partly being displaced by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Also remarkable white wines come from here.   
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7. FRIULI (FRIULI / VENEZIA GIULIA)
Eight cultivation areas with contrast high-contrast wines, most north-eastern zone of Italy, protected by the Alps and spoilt by the ocean, it is the home of excellent white and also red wines, which are nearly always produced vine variety pure. Pinot Grigio, Chadonnay, Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon. Refosco is a typical vine variety of this region.
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8. VENETIA
Home of the Soave, Bardolino and Valpolicella – the classics of the Italian wines, but also the vine variety Prosecco (mainly known as Frizzante or Spumante) has its home here. As local wines with appellation of origins, there is Pinot Grigio, Merlot and others.
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9. EMILIA-ROMAGNA
This region is initially of course famous due to the Lambrusco, a pearl wine from homonymous vine variety. But also Albana di Romagna, Trebbiano and Sangiovese are famous wines of this region.
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10. MARKEN
Most famous white wine of the region is the Verdicchio from homonymous vine variety. The red wines Rosso Conero and Rosso Piceno form Sangiovese and Montepulciano grapes may not be that famous, but they convince by their fullness.
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11. TUSKANY
World-famous hill terrain between Florence and Pisa: Tuscany is the home of most produced Italian quality wine: the Chianti. The premium wines of this region are the Brunello di Montalcino and the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The most popular white wine of the region is the Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
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12. UMBRIA
In the shadow of Tuscany, known as main producer of the white Orvieto. The strong Montefalco as well as the Torgiano are popular red wines of this region.
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13. LATIO
Significant cultivation area for white wine around Rome – home of the Frascati (wine of the Romans), as well as of the wine with the unusual name: Est!Est!!Est!!!. Further famous latio stars are Colli Romani and Castelli Romani.
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14. ABRUZZO
The white Trebbiano as well as the red Montepulciano d´Abruzzo are the two famous, palatable wines of this region, which pushes, not to be overtaken by the other regions. Here, it is set great store by the regional vine variety Montepulciano, here; they don’t want to commit themselves to other, international vine varieties. 
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15. MOLISE
Italy’s second smallest cultivation area – Molise is modelled on the vine varieties of the Abruzzo. Nationally known, are the Bifernos as well as the Pentro di Isernia.
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16. APULIA
As a wine cellar, the boot heel of Italy is known – in spite of the mass production, some pearls are being produced here. A new trend region of Italy: famous are the dark and tannin containing Negroamaro grapes, wines like the Salice Salentino, Castel del Monte and Brindisi Rosso. The Primitivo is also cultivated, which became a world star as Zinfadel in Callifornia.  
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17. CAMPANIA
Wine region along the Tyrrhenian Sea – the most famous represented is the Taurasi and the white Greco di Tufo.
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18. CALABRIA
Many steep coasts and deeply incised valleys. Home of the ciro, which exists white , rosé and red.
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19. BASILICATA
Mountainous landscape in Southern Italy – the here cultivated charismatic and almond fragrant Aglianico del Vulture ranks among the best wines of Italy.
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20. SICILY
Leading position in the amount of crop and with the production of exquisite premium wines – the South of Italy is booming: soils, temperature are almost ideal – excellent conditions. Firstly, the ample Nero d´Avola vine should be mentioned, but also Syrah is being cultivated here. Besides popular local wines with geographical appellation of origin (IGT), the excellent dessert wine Marsala is also being produced here.    
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21. SARDINIA
Broad vine variety spectrum with diverse qualities – here, the Spanish influence concerning the most significant vine variety of the region, is highly visible: the Cannonau – cultivated after the example of the Spanish Grenache, ranks beside the Vermentino (white) and the Nuragus (white) among the classice of the island. 
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