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ITALY WINE REGION
Italy is the
largest producer of wine in the world with more
vineyards than any other country, including France.
Grapes are grown in almost every part of Italy, with
more than 1 million vineyards under cultivation.
Italian wine is typically named for the town, such as
Barbaresco, Barolo, Chianti, Gavi, Orvieto, Soave,
Frascati, and Carmignano. Sometimes the vineyard is
attached to the name such as: Barolo Cru Cannubi,
Chianti Classico Riserva Fizzano.
Today, Italian wines tend to be higher in acid, dry and
can be light bodied as in a simple Chianti, medium
bodied as in a Montepulcino, or full bodied as in an
Amarone or Brunello.