Choosing the right Italian wine to taste in every region

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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.

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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!

 

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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.

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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.

Salute!

 

PIEDMONT

Barolo (red)

Barbaresco (red)

Nebbiolo (red)

Derthona Timorasso (white)

Barbera (red)

Dolcetto (red)

Gavi (white)

Freisa (red)

 

SICILY

Marsala (white e red)

Nero d’Avola (red)

Cerasuolo di Vittoria (red)

 

TUSCANY

Chianti (red)

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (red)

Brunello di Montalcino (red)

Vernaccia di San Gimignano (white)

Canaiolo Nero (red)

 

VENETO

Prosecco (white)

Amarone della Valpolicella (red)

Breganze Bianco (white)

Bardolino (red e rosè)

Soave (white)

 

ABRUZZO

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (red)

Sangiovese (red)

Trebbiano d’Abruzzo (white)

Chardonnay (white)

 

BASILICATA

Aglianico del Vulture (red)

Sangiovese (red)

Primitivo Zinfandel (red)

 

CALABRIA

Cirò (white, red, rosato)

Greco Bianco (white)

Greco Nero (red)

Gaglioppo (red)

 

CAMPANIA

Taurasi (red)

Aglianico (red)

Falanghina (white)

Greco di Tufo (white)

Asprinio d’Aversa (white)

Fiano (white)

 

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

Lambrusco (red)

Sangiovese (red)

Albana (white)

Trebbiano (white)

 

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA

Picolit (white)

Refosco (red)

Terrano (red)

Malvasia (white)

Tocai (white)

Rebula (white)

 

LAZIO

Aprilia (white, red, rosè)

Aleatico di Gradoli (red)

Montefiascone (white)

Cesanese (white)

 

LIGURIA

Ormeasco (red)

Rossese di Dolceacqua (red)

Vermentino (white)

Ciliegiolo (red)

Bianchetta di Genova (white)

Albarola (white)

Pollera Nera della Riviera di Levante (red)

Pigato di Salea di Albenga (white)

 

LOMBARDY

Grumello (red)

Sassella della Valtellina (red)

Bonarda (red)

Barbera dell’Oltrepò Pavese (red)

Franciacorta (white)

 

MARCHE

Falerio dei Colli Ascolani (white)

Rosso Piceno (red)

Rosso Piceno Superiore (red)

Verdicchio (white)

 

MOLISE

Biferno (red)

Pentro (red)

Montepulciano (red)

 

PUGLIA

Primitivo di Manduria (red)

Salice Salentino (red)

Negroamaro (red)

 

SARDINIA

Vermentino di Gallura (white)

Cannonau (red)

Nuragus (white)

 

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE

Merlot (red)

Cabernet (red)

Pinot (white)

Chardonnay (white)

Muller-Thurgau (white)

Lagrein (red)

 

UMBRIA

Assisi Grechetto (white)

Vino Sagrantino di Montefalco (red)

Sagrantino (red)

 

VALLE D’AOSTA

Arnad Montjovet (red)

Enfer d’Arvier (red)

Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle (white)

Donnas (red)

 

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