While we as American wine consumers are intimately familiar with at least some Italian wines — Chianti has been popular for decades — the country’s scores of other wines can be downright baffling. While Italy has done a lot to modernize (and simplify) in recent decades, to the non-enthusiast wine drinker, Italian wines outside of the major areas like Piedmont and Tuscany can still elicit a lot of confusion. The infographic and map below is your complete introductory guide to Italy’s wines, including the major regions, the grapes that grow there, and their famous blends, along with general facts about Italian wine.
If you want to learn even more about Italy’s wines, check out our in-depth articles and resources below the infographic. Salute!
- Grape Variety Guides: Barbera, Chianti, Nebbiolo
- Six Italian Wines Most People Don’t Know
- Our Travel Guide To Piedmont
- The Italian Wines To Drink Before You Die
- DOC & DOCG Classifications Explained
- Understanding The Two Montepulcianos