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Vine growing in Italy


Viticulture in Italy is an essential economic factor. Italy is one of the most important European wine producers. Covering more than 908,000 hectares (2000 survey), more than 60 million hectoliters of wine are produced. Each of the 20 Italian administrative regions has its own vineyards. Wine is an integral part of everyday life in Italy. The trio of bread, olives and wine has become synonymous with the Mediterranean way of life.

Vineyard: 908,000 hectares
Aosta Valley, Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy, Trentino, South Tyrol, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Marche, Tuscany (Chianti), Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo, Molise, Apulia, Campania, Calabria, Basilicata, Sicily, Sardinia


Grape varieties:

1. Piedmont
red: Barbaresco, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Grignolino
white: Cortese, Chardonnay, Muskateller, Pinot Blanc

2. Trentino
red: Merlot, Trollinger
white: Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau, Riesling, Pinot Blanc

3. Veneto
Red: Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
White: Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Prosecco, Sauvignon Blanc

4. Tuscany
Chianti: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Trebbiano, Malvasia
Monferrato: Pugnolo Gentile, Sangiovese
Montalcino: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon
Montepulciano: Pugnolo Gentile, Canaiolo Nero, Mammolo

5. Umbria
Red: Montepulciano, Sagrantino, Sangiovese

6. Abruzzo
Red: Montepulciano, Sangiovese
White: Trebbiano, Sauvignon Blanc

7. Campania
Red: Sangiovese, Barbera, Aglianico

8. Apulia
Red: Uva di Troia, Sangiovese, Aglianico, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Negroamaro
White: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Trebbiano, Auxerrois, Silvaner

9. Calabria
Red: Cirò
White: Sauvignon Blanc

10. Sicily
Red: Cabernet Sauvignon, Nerello, Nero d'Avola, Catarratto
White: Chardonnay

11. Sardinia
Red: Cannonau (Grenache), Carignanao, Bovale