Top 3 wine regions in Italy



When it comes to wine production Italy has always been in the top. Be it for production or exporting; be it for consumption this country has the world’s largest wine industry. What some of you might not know is that Italy is responsible for one fifth of the world production, according to the statistics from 2005. As you can imagine a large part of its production is being exported especially in Asia, in countries like India. Grapes are grown in almost every region of Italy, however some could not help but wonder: Which are the Top 3 wine regions in Italy?

Italian wine regions


Italy’s 20 administrative regions correspond to the country’s 20th wine regions. The wine’s taste and aroma can differ quite a lot from place to place, having been influenced by the ancestors, the history and of course the local cuisine. The landscape also plays an important part in this wonderful diversity; more precisely has led to the growth of 350 different grapes. Can you even imagine what adventures of tastes and smells you can begin once you get to Italy?

Therefore let’s look into more details in Top 3 wine regions in Italy.


1.  Tuscany


Tuscany is not only known for its unique culinary tradition, but also for its famous wines. It is located in Central Italy, right at the southern portion of the Apennine range. The region is famous for its Chianti and Sangiovese wines. The best way to get to the breathtaking vinegars is through a beautiful medieval city called Siena, only 75 km away from Florence. A cheap way to get there is to land at Pisa, get the train and find accommodation in Florence and plan a day trip to this amazing city that will take you through the history of Tuscany’s wine.



2. Friuli – Venezia Giulia


If you are fond of a light and fruity wine, then Friuli – Venezia Giulia is the right place for you. Located right at the Alpine foothills of the northeastern Italy this humid region produces a not so strong wine with accentuated fruited aromas. The best –respect and the largest winery is the area is Marco Felluga, in Gorizia.

3. Lombardy

Lombardy has an excellent fertile soil for wines, not to mention the midsummer humidity and the flat vistas. It is in this area where you can anything you wish for, from dry red wines to sparkling white ones. Just check out Guido Berlucchi in Brescia and you will not regret it.

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