Italy has the a long remarkable history in wine dating back to the Roman Empire and the Ancient Greeks who grew some wineries in Sicily as well as various other parts of Southern Italy like; Calabria and Campania. The Romans with their much getting to Realm that stretched across Europe as well as right into North Africa, planted vineyards in every edge of their domain name, including; France, Germany, Spain, as well as Croatia.
Wine is as deeply rooted right into the Italian way of living as pizza, pasta, Prosciutto, as well as Parmigiano.
When it comes to wine there is no nation in the world that can compare to Italy. If you consider wine maps of other major wine creating nations, you will see that wineries are grown in simply a few areas occasionally as for the whole land mass is concerned. Italy on the other hand has actually creeping plants grown in the entire of the country, from Friuli in the North-East down to the toe of Calabria in the South-West and also everywhere in-between, in addition to the huge islands of Sardinia as well as Sicily.
Regardless of where you go in Italy you will find grape vines expanding. There is no nation on the planet with such a wide variety of grapes being grown, in addition there is no nation on earth that has the diversity in wine designs and also grape varieties grown. The number of grape selections is surprising as compared to other nations. Take the United States, France, and also Australia for example, 3 of the leading wine producing countries on the planet, in terms of both quality and also amount. In Australia as well as the united state the key grapes created are Chardonay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Pinot Noir. Include in this a reasonable quantity of Reisling as well as Gamay, a little Cabernet Franc, Pinot Bianco, Petit Verdot, as well as Petit Syrah and a few other ranges and also you have the significant grapes grown in these countries.
France cultivates these selections and also more, including Muscadet, Grenache, Viognier, and also Carrignan. No doubt they have a great range of terrific wine created in France. Wines that I enjoy, particularly from the Rhone and Bordeaux however, for all the fantastic white wines from France they can not come close to touching Italy in number of styles and grape selections.