The story of wine in Italy is one of history, untold variety and world-class innovation. Along with France and Spain, it’s one of the Big Three wine producers of Europe – wherever there’s a spare patch of land, it seems, the vine is cultivated. From Alpine north to sun-drenched south you can find unique wines bursting with flavour wines superbly suited to the local cuisine!
The most famous vineyards in central Italy are those of Chianti on the west coast where the Sangiovese grape dominates. At their best, and particularly in the sub-zones of Chianti Classico and Rufina, the wines can be very fine indeed – medium bodied, cherry-fruited and with a distinctive tang that renders them so well-suited to food.
No matter what style of wine you fancy, you’re guaranteed to find pleasure right here.