Italy wine regions map
Italy wine map. Italy wine regions map (Southern Europe - Europe) to print. Italy wine regions map (Southern Europe - Europe) to download. Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world and is the world second largest wine producer behind France as its shown in Italy wine regions map. Italian wine is exported around the world and is also extremely popular in Italy: Italians lead the world in wine consumption by volume with 70 litres per capita consumption. Grapes are grown in almost every region of the country and there are more than one million vineyards under cultivation spread along the 20 regions of Italy.
Italy's 20 wine regions correspond to the 20 administrative regions. Understanding of Italian wine becomes clearer with an understanding of the differences between each region; their cuisines reflect their indigenous wines, and vice-versa. The 36 DOCG wines are located in 13 different regions but most of them are concentrated in Piedmont and Tuscany as its mentioned in Italy wine regions map. Among these are appellations appreciated and sought after by wine lovers around the world: Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello di Montalcino (colloquially known as the "Killer B's").
Italy produces a huge amount of table wine, Vermouth, and cooking wines (such as Marsala). That being said, there are 3 major regions that produce high quality table wines and they are: Veneto, Tuscany, and Piedmont as you can see in Italy wine regions map. Italy is divided into 20 administrative regions, all of which produce wine to some extent, and all of which contain various wine regions. The most significant, when both quality and quantity are taken into consideration, are Tuscany, Piedmont and Veneto.
Each regionin Italy has its flagship wine styles. Some are famous because they are produced in large volumes and can be found all over the world, others because of their consistently high quality. Tuscany is known for its generic Chianti, of course, but among devoted wine aficionados its Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano - as well as Chianti Classico - are more highly regarded as its shown in Italy wine regions map. Similarly, Veneto vast output of Prosecco, Soave and varietal Pinot Grigio does little to boost its reputation as a fine wine region, and yet it produces one of the world richest, finest wines: Amarone della Valpolicella.