Choosing the right Italian wine to taste in every region
Italy is a country rich in culture, delicious local food and exceptional wines.
It is not always easy to choose the best wine because there are so many.
One land, 21 regions, thousand of different wines.
Clearly, discovering new flavours while traveling in Italy is a must if you really want to understand the culture of this amazing country.
The best part? In Italy you can discover new flavours that are completely different from each other in every single region.
Tuscany, Piedmont, Sicily, Lombardy, Veneto, Puglia… when you are visiting an Italian region, a sip (at least) of the local wines is an absolute must!
Talk about wine to connect with locals
If you are in a new area and you want to learn more about its wine production, the best thing to do is to have a chat with locals or ask the owners of the restaurants, agriturismos, osterias.
Don’t be shy, Italians love to talk about their wines and they will be happy happy to share with you their experiences so you can make the best choice.
Bike ‘n Wine list of some of the best Italian wines, divided by region
Italy has a huge wine tradition and production and it is impossible to nominate all the incredible wines of every single territory; use this list as a generic guide but don’t forget that discovering and tasting new wines will be one of the best experiences you can have in Italy.
Here is a list of the most renowned typical Italian wines for each region.
Derthona Timorasso (white)
Marsala (white e red)
Nero d’Avola (red)
Cerasuolo di Vittoria (red)
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (red)
Brunello di Montalcino (red)
Vernaccia di San Gimignano (white)
Canaiolo Nero (red)
Amarone della Valpolicella (red)
Breganze Bianco (white)
Bardolino (red e rosè)
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (red)
Trebbiano d’Abruzzo (white)
Aglianico del Vulture (red)
Primitivo Zinfandel (red)
Cirò (white, red, rosato)
Greco Bianco (white)
Greco Nero (red)
Greco di Tufo (white)
Asprinio d’Aversa (white)
Aprilia (white, red, rosè)
Aleatico di Gradoli (red)
Rossese di Dolceacqua (red)
Bianchetta di Genova (white)
Pollera Nera della Riviera di Levante (red)
Pigato di Salea di Albenga (white)
Sassella della Valtellina (red)
Barbera dell’Oltrepò Pavese (red)
Falerio dei Colli Ascolani (white)
Rosso Piceno (red)
Rosso Piceno Superiore (red)
Primitivo di Manduria (red)
Salice Salentino (red)
Vermentino di Gallura (white)
Assisi Grechetto (white)
Vino Sagrantino di Montefalco (red)
Arnad Montjovet (red)
Enfer d’Arvier (red)
Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle (white)
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