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Maipu is a city in Mendoza Province (Argentina) located a short distance from the provincial capital, Mendoza. The Mendoza Province is one of Argentina's most important wine regions accounting for nearly two-thirds of the country's entire new production. Located in the foothills of the Andes, the vineyards are planted at some of the highest altitudes in the world with an average located between 600 mt and 1,100 mt above the sea level
Don Manuel Villafane
Wine is produced in every state of Australia but it is South Eastern Australia that is responsible for more than 50% of Australia's total wine production. Since the 1980's, when the country started to heavily invest in technology and the export market began to grow, the UK market has become by far the most important market for the easy drinking, value for money, red and white wines. Wine is produced in every state of Australia but it is South Eastern Australia that is responsible for more than 50% of Australia's total wine production. Since the 1980's, when the country started to heavily invest in technology and the export market began to grow, the UK market has become by far the most important market for the easy drinking, value for money, red and white wines.
39 North Wine Company
Having endured and survived Phylloxera in 1870 and Prohibition in the 1920's, the state of California now accounts for 96% of the USA's total wine production. The region stretches along the Pacific Ocean for 1100 kilometres and as a result, has many climatic differences. 2 common elements however are a lack of rain during the summer and the influence of the Pacific. This difference in climate allows a diverse number of grape varieties to be cultivated producing all styles of wine.
In the past 20 years, Chile has undergone possibly the most dramatic technological revolution in the wine world. Today it has become perhaps the showcase of South America's wine producing countries offering a range of wines that stand out from the other New World countries. The Curicó Valley is located some 200 kilometres south of Santiago. A huge area encompassing Curicó, Molina, Sagrada Familia and the Claro River, the region has an exceptionally wide range of distinct terroirs. This is one of Chile's cooler and cloudier regions thanks to the influence of the Pacific and the Andes.
Aresti Family Vineyards
Located in the North Eastern corner of France, Alsace produces excellent dry & sweet white wines using native grape varieties such as Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer & Riesling. Geographically, Alsace stands apart from the rest of France, separated by the Vosges mountains, which form its western frontier. On the east, the boundary is the River Rhine. The vineyards of Alsace lie mainly on the exposed foothills, where there is a great variety of soils. Alsace enjoys almost the perfect conditions for wine production., this is due to the influence of the Vosges.
Bordeaux is world renowned as the region which produces more top-quality than any other from a total vineyard area of more than 100,000 hectares and is looked to as the paradigm by the producers of Cabernet and Merlot. Influenced by the proximity of the Atlantic, the region has a very mild climate, enabling subtle wines with interesting flavours and variations in vintage styles to be produced, accommodating nearly every taste.
The Chablis appellation is one of the oldest in France. Covering 4,000 hectares of vineyards and 18 villages it is located in the North of Burgundy, 180 km away from Paris to the South and 100km away from Dijon to the North. Chablis wines are greatly affected by the soil in the vineyards, the bulk of which lie around the town of Chablis. More often than not, the best wines produced come from vineyards with limestone soil overlaid with Kimmeridgian clay.
Arthur Barolet et Fils
Domaine de Oliveira
Lying to the north-east of Paris, Champagne is the most northern vineyard area in France. The region is made up of 3 production areas: Vallée de la Marne, Montagne de Reims and Côtes de Blancs. Most Champagnes are produced by a blend of three separate grape varieties, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and all Champagnes must be aged in bottle for not less than 15 months before they are released to the market for sale. Despite many winemakers around the world trying to copy the style and elegance of this wine it still remains in a class of its own.
Champagne Abel Lepitre
Champagne G.Gruet & Fils
The Languedoc Roussillon region stretches down from Marseille, around the Mediterranean coast of the south of France all the way to the Spanish border and is responsible for about 1/3 of France's total wine production hence massively important in terms of volume and production. In response to the invasion of New World wines, the Languedoc has been leading the fight back from France by planting international grape varieties and using modern vinification techniques to produce wines that are cleaner, fresher and more forward in their fruit than used to be associated with France 15 years ago.
The longest river in France, the Loire is close to 1,000 km in total and vineyards are cultivated over nearly half of its length. The four main vineyard areas are: Nantais, Anjou-Saumur, Touraine and the Central vineyards. Nantais is perhaps best known for its Muscadet Sevre et Maine AC which takes its name from the two rivers than run through the area. Anjou-Saumur borders the Loire river about 40 km west of Angers and 10 km east of Saumur. Among its many famous wines, the area is known for its excellent Chenin Blanc's. Touraine, located between the villages of Chinon and Bourgueil, produces the world famous Vouvray, Gamay and Chinon wines. Central Vineyards, so named because they are in the exact centre of France not the centre of the Loire has a slightly hotter climate than its neighbours as it is slightly further away from the sea. Its most famous baby is the Sancerre which are normally dry with crisp acidity and classic Sauvignon flavours.
Cave de Gortona
The Rhône Valley is situated on the last 400 kilometres of the Rhône river where it flows into the Mediterranean Sea, west of Marseille. The Rhône region stretches from the old roman city of Vienne in the North and the City of Avignon in the South. It enjoys a Mediterranean climate of hot summers and mild winters. Having been ignored by the wine world for many years, the Rhône is beginning to find its feet, so much so that the region has been compared with California in terms of the progress that has been made over the past 15 years.
Domaine La Milliere
Les Vignerons de St Hilaire d’Ozilhan
Abruzzo is located in central Italy, stretching from the Apennine Mountains to the Adriatic Sea. Although geographically central, it is sometimes considered part of Southern Italy given its historic association with Sicily. Winemaking dates back to the sixth century B.C. when the Etruscans introduced viniculture to the area. The geographical makeup of Abruzzo ranges from rugged mountains, a long coastline, and lush forests that account for the abundant sunshine and rainfall, and varying climates that are ideal for grape growing. Due to the cool mountain air and varying daily temperatures, along with increased rainfall with increased altitude, grape vines flourish. The majority of vineyards are found in the hilly areas, with the most favourable growing conditions found in the low hills of Teramo. In the last 40-50 years, Abruzzo has seen a revival in viniculture, with quality-driven and boutique wines becoming more prominent in recent times. Home to one DOCG and 3 DOCs, the native red Montepulciano and white Trebbiano dominate the grape varieties used in winemaking, with some influence by other native and some international varieties.
San Michele Appiano
Calabria is a mountainous region located at the "toe" of the Italian peninsula. For centuries, winemaking in the region has been influenced by its inhabitants, most notably the ancient Greeks who cultivated the first wine-bearing vines there. Calabria's most famous wine is Ciro, first made by the Greeks and considered by some to be the oldest wine produced in the world. The region is characterised by its Mediterranean climate; at the coast it is very hot and dry, while the interior sees cold, harsh winters. Although Calabria is a rural region whose economy focuses on agriculture, viniculture accounts for a small portion of land use, with only 30,000ha under vine as of 2010. Most of the wine production occurs in the central areas of the coastlines. Calabria is home to 12 DOCs, however only about 5% of the wine there is produced under that classification. Ciro continues to command great respect as a high-quality wine, particularly in its Ciro Rosso Riserva form. Almost all of the region's DOCs favour the Gaglioppo and Greco grape varieties, though Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay do offer some influence in winemaking.
Azienda Agricola Laino Rosa
Fattoria San Francesco
Feudo dei Baroni
Campania, located in southern Italy, is known for its stunning coasts and rich history as it is one of the oldest Italian regions. Shaped by the influence of the Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines, many grape varieties are linked to historical legends. Campania is also famous for producing Falerno, which is one of the most ancient wines in Italy. The varied climates and terroirs in Campania account for the approximately 46,800ha of vines grown in the region. Hot, dry summers, mild winters, abundant sunshine, and rich volcanic soil allow for a long growing season. Additionally, the cool breezes from the Tyrrhenian Sea help to temper the heat, which encourages balanced acidity in the grapes. Traditionally, wines in the region display fruity, youthful styles and are intended for immediate consumption and require little ageing. Campania is home to over 100 native grape varieties, including Fiano which was used by the Romans, Greco, and Aglianico, first introduced by the Greeks. These native grapes are essential in the making of the regions DOCG and DOC classifications. Because of improved harvesting methods and cellar techniques, there has been an increase in the amount of DOC wines produced over the last few decades. Both red and white varieties have become more notable, and are very highly regarded.
Emilia-Romagna, located in Northern Italy, is comprised of the former regions of Emilia and Romagna. Bologna, the region's capital, acts as a dividing line between the two regions. Emilia occupies the western sector, while Romagna lies to the east of Bologna and stretches all the way to the Adriatic Sea. Nearly half of the region (48%) consists of plains while 27% is hilly and 25% is mountainous. The wines of the two areas are quite different from those of their neighbouring regions. In Romagna, wine is made primarily from the Sangiovese, Trebbiano, and Albana grape varieties. Albana di Romagna was the first white wine to obtain the DOCG in 1987, and is usually dry and still with a distinctive almond undertone and finish. The best known grape of this area, however, is Sangiovese - a robust red with pronounced fruity flavours. Increasingly more often local producers of Sangiovese are making superior reserve wines of greater depth of bouquet and flavour, capable of aging gracefully. In Emilia the most famous wine is certainly Lambrusco, a sparkling red grown in the DOC zones Modena and Reggio Emilia, which in its authentic dry style is not often seen outside of Italy. Most exported Lambrusco is sweet, or "amabile," and often low in alcohol.
Located at the most north-eastern point of Italy, Friuli-Venezia is an autonomous region with a rich history given its geographic, ethnic, and cultural location as a frontier hub between central Europe to the north, the Slav regions to the east, and the Italian Peninsula to the west and south. The winemaking history of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia has been strongly influenced by the history of the Friuli and Venezia Giulia regions, which were important stops along the Mediterranean spice route from the Byzantine Empire to the trading centre of Venice. Friuli-Venezia Giulia is very mountainous in the north, and gives way to flatter terrain and plains near the sea. The climate is distinguished by warm days and chilly nights which help to maintain a balance in grape acidity and sugar levels, allowing the grapes a long, slow growing season. Harvest normally takes place in September. The soils of the region vary from the calcium rich sandstone in the more hilly regions to clay, sand, and gravel in the valley. Most of the vineyards of Friuli-Venezia Giulia are located in the southern half of the region, including the large wine regions of Collio Goriziano, Colli Orientali del Friuli, Isonzo and Carso. The Lison-Pramaggiore region is shared with Veneto. Smaller regions such as the Annia, Aquileia, Grave and Latisana are located in the central and western part of the region around the city of Pordenone. These smaller regions are located on alluvial plains with soils composed of gravel and sand. Drawing from worthy native varieties and the choicest of the international array, Friulians have applied studied vineyard techniques and avant-garde oenology to the production of highly distinctive whites, as well as some eminently attractive reds. Though wine production represents only 2% of the Italian output, the white wines, and some of the reds, are considered amongst the best in Italy.
Like many Italian wine regions, Lazio's (also known as Latium) heritage is ancient and dates back to Etruscan and Roman times. The city of Rome has shaped the region's viniculture for centuries, beginning with the improvements brought on by the Romans to the instatement of Rome as the capital in the 1870s. Lazio is located in central Italy and is home to volcanic hills which allow for fertile soils rich in potassium and well suited for the growth of grapes, especially white as it ensures a good balance of acidity. The cool breezes from the Tyrrhenian Sea help to balance the dry, warm temperatures on the coast. The Apennines Mountains protect the region from the cold winds coming from the north-east. White wines are the most prominent in Lazio, making up 20 out of the 25 DOCs produced there. Due to modern vinification methods, the white wines there are light, dry and crisp, designed for drinking young. Red wines, though not as well-known, are beginning to develop a name for themselves as well.
Casale del Giglio
Liguria is a very narrow strip of land located between the Ligurian Sea, the Alps, and the Apennines mountains. This landscape accounts for a mild climate year-round. Rainfall can be abundant at times, due to the mountains located very close to the coast. Liguria has several DOC controlled regions; the most legendary being the Cinque Terre DOC. Cinque Terre, meaning 'five lands,' is a series of fishing villages nestled in the cliffs along the coast north of La Spezia. Vines there have been planted since antiquity on scarcely accessible terraces. Near La Spezia is the DOC zone of Colli di Luni where red and white grapes, notably Vermentino, are planted. The recent DOCs for Colline di Levanto and Golfo del Tigullio cover most of the other vineyards along the Riviera Levante, the coast to the southeast of Genoa, though some wines are still scarcely known beyond their localities. Most of Liguria's limited commercial wine production is concentrated along the Ponente coast to the southwest. The first wine to be classified was Rossese di Dolceacqua, whose soft fruit and full flavour make it an attractive red. The extensive Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC zone covers the other classic wines of the area: the white Pigato and Vermentino and the red Ormeasco (a local Dolcetto) and Rossese. Many other wines of Liguria are curiosities, with local whites and reds that are usually at their best young and close to home. Such rarities as Buzzeto and Granaccia, Coronata and Lumassina are uniquely and proudly Ligurian.
The winemaking tradition of Lombardy dates back to its settlement by Greeks from Athens along the Po River. Today, Lombardy is considered the industrial and commercial capital of Italy and the gateway to Europe. The region annually produces over 28 million gallons of wine. Lombardy is well-known for its sparkling wines made in the Franciacorta and Oltrepò Pavese areas. The Valtellina zone produces many notable wines using a local version of the Nebbiolo variety known as. While the climate of Lombardy is varied, the region is generally considered a cool continental climate and is influenced by several geographic features that control the weather and terroir of the land. These include the Alps located in the northern parts of the region near the wine producing area of Valtellina and the Po River, which runs along the Oltrepò Pavese and forms most of the region's southern border with Emilia-Romagna. Many wine areas are located near some of Lombardy's major lakes including Franciacorta near Lake Iseo as well as the Garda Bresciano and Garda Mantovano regions near Lake Garda. To the west of Lombardy is the Piedmont wine region, to the south is Emilia-Romagna and to the east are the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol and Veneto wine regions.
Birrifico Via Priula di S. Pellegrino Terme
Ca’ del Bosco
Dating back to Etruscan times, Marche's wine making history has long been influenced both by its culture and its climate. Located in central Italy between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea, the region has a number of terroirs which are suitable for grape cultivation. Clay and limestone-rich soils contribute to this distinctive terroir, and vary according to the changing topography. From the rolling coastal hills, and the influence of the mountain chains and rivers, producers in Marche have both warm and cool climates to utilise. Marche's vineyards cover 25,000ha and produce almost two million hL of wine annually. The majority of this is sold as table wine or under the title IGT Marche, with about 20% sold under the region's 12 DOC and 5 DOCG titles. The majority of DOC classifications in Marche cover both red and white wines. Known primarily as a white-wine region, the amount of whites and reds produced in Marche are almost equal. The main regional white is Verdicchio, a dry characteristically flavoured wine made from at least 85% of the grape with the same name. Marche has grown the Verdicchio grape for over 600 years, with the finest expressions of the wine found in the DOCGs Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi and Verdicchio di Matelica. Among the red wines, the finest are typically made from Montepulciano and Sangiovese grapes, the most known wines from these being Rosso Conero and Rosso Piceno.
One of the most famous wine regions of Italy, Piedmont translates as "at the foot of the Mountain," and the stunning views are adequately matched by the wines and food of the region. Located in the foothills of the Alps, Piedmont forms its border with France and Switzerland. In addition to its mountainous terrain, the Po Valley also consumes a large area of Piedmont, leaving only 30% of the region suitable for vineyard plantings. The valley and the mountains both contribute to the area's noted fog cover that aides in the ripening of the Nebbiolo grape (which gets its name from the Piedmontese word nebbia meaning "fog"). The Piedmont wine region has a colder, continental winter climate, and significantly lower rainfall due to the rain shadow effect of the Alps. Vineyards are typically planted on hillsides at altitudes between 150-400 metres. The warmer, south facing slopes are primarily used for Nebbiolo or Barbera whilst the cooler sites are planted with Dolcetto or Moscato. Over the last 20 years wine making has concentrated drastically in quality against quantity (from 92,000 hectares to 52,000 hectares of vineyards), and on local grape varieties. Today Piedmont includes 8 DOCG wines and an impressive total of 46 DOC wines.
Ca’ del Baio
Cordero di Montezemolo
Puglia, or Apulia, is located at the south-eastern tip of the Italian peninsula and forms the "heel" of the Italian boot. Consisting of broad plains and low-lying hills, it is the least mountainous region in Italy. The region shows cultural and geographical differences in the north and the south; while the north is slightly hillier and more connected to the customs and winemaking practices of central Italy, the south is completely flat and maintains its strong connection to its Greco-Roman heritage. The hot, dry Mediterranean climate found in Puglia, coupled with frequent sunshine and occasional breezes from the Adriatic Sea allow for near-perfect grape growing conditions. While there are not many rivers to be found in the region, its limestone foundation is permeated by rainfall and gives way to underground watercourses that hydrate the iron-rich soils. Puglia produces the most wine out of the Italian regions, typically making up about 17% of the national total. Wine was originally mass-produced in the region, though modern consumers began to demand quality over quantity and as such, DOCG and DOC produced wine has risen steadily. Grapes unique to the area are grown in the south, which is seen by some as the "true" Puglia. Reds varieties, especially those made with Negroamaro, dominate the region's DOC classifications.
Leone de Castris
Sardinia is a large island off the western coast of mainland Italy, and is the second largest in the Mediterranean other than Sicily. As an autonomous region that is situated a considerable distance from the other Italian regions, it has developed its own distinct culture and identity. Wine-making is not a historic part of Sardinian culture as it has been in the rest of Italy, and the wines produced there bear little resemblance to the other regions. Only a small portion of Sardinia's land is devoted to grape vines, though Italian wine authorities are working to develop the island's wine potential. Sardinia currently has the lowest wine production per hectare of any wine region, but some producers are creating high-quality wines that are recognised on a wider scale. The majority of vineyards in the region lie to the west where most of the DOCs are also found, however Vermentino di Gallura DOCG (one of four white DOCGs in Italy) is produced in the north east of Sardinia. The terroir in Sardinia is very well suited to viniculture. There is much topographical diversity and climate variation between the hills, plains, and coastal regions. Additionally, the nutrients in the soils vary from mineral-rich clays to free-draining sands with bedrocks of granite, limestone, and sandstone. Many of the grapes grown in the region have French and Spanish origins, or are varieties exclusive to the region. Some of these varieties, such as Nuragus and Monica, feature their own DOCs.
Sicily is an autonomous region of Italy, and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The region has been significant in winemaking for over 2500 years and boasts near perfect growing conditions. There is consistent sunshine, moderate rainfall, and a hilly landscape which provides an ideal terroir for wine-bearing grape vines. Mount Etna, which is Europe's tallest active volcano, is responsible for the mineral-rich soils that dominate the area to the east. Sicily has more vineyards than any other Italian region, and competes with Puglia for the largest wine producer. Vineyards in the east of Sicily are now planted high up on the volcanic slopes so as to take advantage of the cool air and rich soils present there. To the west the volcanic hills may not be as dramatic, but still influence the soil types. In recent years, quality-focused attitudes have led to Sicilian winemakers producing better wines that have gained more notice internationally. Many grapes grown in Sicily are made into raisins and used in cooking, or used in creating dessert wines. Dessert wines are renowned in Sicily, in particular the famous Marsala wine. In fact, 90% of all DOC production in the region is made up of dessert wines. Red and white wines are also respected as well, including natives Nero d'Avola and Grecanico.
Cantina Sociale di Trento
Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most renowned wine regions. With a rich history dating back to Etruscan times, wine making has been celebrated in local literature and art throughout all significant periods of the region. Boasting hilly soil and a warm, Mediterranean climate, Tuscany has ideal growing conditions for grapes, the most notable of which is the Sangiovese variety. The majority of the region's vineyards are found at altitudes of 150-500 meters, as the grapes perform better when they receive direct sunlight. The higher elevations also increase the daily temperature variation, helping the grapes maintain their balance of sugars and acidity as well as their aromatic qualities. Tuscany has many notable wines, the most infamous being Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Carmignano, and of course Chianti and Chianti Classico. In the 1970s, high quality wines made outside of DOC/DOCG regulations called 'Super Tuscans' emerged. These wines commanded high prices and have become world-renowned. As the trend of creating high quality non-DOC wines spread to other regions of Italy, the classification system was modified in order to include Super Tuscans as DOC/DOCG Chianti. Many producers have adopted these classifications, though some producers still prefer to use the less-restrictive IGT classification Toscana.
Casanova di Neri
Corte alla Flora
Rocca di Castagnoli
Tenuta di Capraia
With its central location, Umbria is one of the smallest regions of Italy and is considered to be home to some of the country's earliest inhabitants. Similar in climate to Tuscany, Umbria has cold, rainy winters and dry, sunny summers. Due to Umbria's hilly terrain, many vineyard plantings are done along terraces which are cut into the hillsides, hence the name 'colli' (translated into 'hill') seen in many of the region's DOC names. Umbria's wine production is limited, producing less than a third less than that of neighbouring Tuscany. Overall, it is the fourth smallest in Italy in terms of wine production. What Umbria lacks in quantity, however, it makes up for in quality. Known primarily for its white wines, the Oriveto DOC is one of the best appreciated wines and accounts for 80% of overall wine production. Mostly found in the dry variety, in the town of Oriveto it can be found in the Abboccato (semi-sweet) variety. While the region is most noted for its white wines, both of Umbria's DOCGs are for red wines. There are a total of 11 DOCs as well, and while there isn't a large percentage of a wine produced at DOC level, this is steadily on the rise. Investments in practice have allowed for many high-quality new wines such as Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots, and Chardonnays to become available. Due to their affordable prices compared to similar wines in Tuscany, they have attracted considerable interest locally and internationally.
Located in north-eastern Italy, Veneto is amongst the largest producing regions, both for DOC and IGT wines. It made Italian wine popular around the world with its Valpolicella, Soave, Amarone, and Prosecco. The importance of winemaking in this region is underscored by the creation in 1885 of the very first Italian school for vine growing and oenology. In addition, Veneto was the first region to constitute a strada del vino, or "wine road." This first wine-touring road featured special road signs providing information on vines and the wines they were made into and joined the Valdobbiadene and Conegliano DOC zones crossing a series of hilly vineyards. The Po Valley covers 57% of Veneto. This valley consists of a plain extending from the mountains to the Adriatic Sea, the lower section being a mainstay of agricultural production. Veneto is protected from the harsh northern European climate by the Alps, the foothills of which form the region's northern extremes. These cooler climates are well-suited to white varieties like Garganega while the warmer Adriatic coastal plains and river valleys are where the renowned Valpolicella, Amarone and Bardolino DOC reds are produced. Veneto's growers are among the most modernised in Italy. While most of the classic wines from this region are based on native grape varieties like Glera and Verduzzo, high demand for Veneto wines in the European and US markets has prompted the region's producers to experimentation with Cabernets, Chardonnay and Pinot varieties.
Bonaventura Maschio Distillerie
Cantina Colli del Soligo
Cantina di Custoza
Org de Rac
Cherry Tree Hill
The Rioja region can claim a longer vinous history than Bordeaux. Situated in the North of Spain, the region is centred around the Provincial capital of Logrono, along the banks of the Ebro river. The area is divided into 3 sub-zones: Rioja Alta (Upper Rioja), Rioja Baja (Lower Rioja) and Rioja Alavesa (in the Basque area of Alava). Its Northern border is determined by the Sierra de Cantabria moutain range and in the south by the Sierra de la Demanda creating a privileged environment for viticultural production.
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