Popular Wine Regions In Italy

Beautiful sights and tasty wine – that's a good reason to visit Italy. It is famous for its big variety of wines and wine regions. Starting from the north and all the way to the south, there is a number of wineries. It's an amazing experience for wine-lovers who want to enjoy the unique hearty taste of Italian wine. Lucky to be touched by the Mediterranean breeze, fresh mountain air and sun, regions in Italy produce some of the most exported wines in the world. There are many wonderful places in the country where you can combine visiting the lovely romantic countryside with tasting some of their passionate wines and delicious food. Since Italy is divided into many wine regions, the most famous ones you might want to visit are Lombardy, Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto.

Situated in the north, Lombardy is the most populated part of Italy. It's the home of the capital of fashion Milan and good wine. Although people in this region are bigger wine consumers than producers, Lombardian wine is exported a lot to its neighbour Switzerland. Lombardy is mainly famous for its delicious sparkling wine. Located between Po Basin and the Alps, the region has an interesting climate amplitude. For example, some of the vineyards are situated at over 750 m, where the warmth during the day is fast replaced by cool weather as the sun goes down. This differs greatly from the lower plains where temperature is comparatively stable.

One of the most popular wine-making regions with great history and traditions is Tuscany. Located in Central Italy, the region is one of the oldest wine regions in Europe. It's known for its Chianti Classico and Sangiovese wines. The biggest vineyards in the region are Castello Banfi and Biondi-Santi. They can be reached without a problem through a beautiful medieval city called Siena, which is a perfect place to see too.

Emilia-Romagna is an abundant region in the north of Italy. It's one of the most productive ones in the country and in 2010 vine covered over 136 000 acres. Located at the Adriatic Sea to the east and only nine kilometers from the Ligurian Sea to the west, Emilia-Romagna is the only region in the country standing on two shores. In spite of its long list of internationally recognized wines, such as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, what is exclusive about Emilia-Romagna are its rare local types, such as Pagadebit di Romagna, which is red, and Cagnina di Romagna – white wine.

Another important wine region is Veneto. It's the most productive of a group of three very fertile regions in Italy, all of which together are called the Venezie. Situated in the north-east of the country and close to Venice, the region covers a big part of the northern side of the Adriatic sea. Veneto is known for its variety of tasty red wine. Most of the vineyards in Veneto grow in the plain south of the region but the best wines come from the surrounding highlands. In good years it's the leader in wine production in the whole country. One of the best varietals is Bardolino, which is a simple white wine made from Corvina and makes the most popular wine in the region. Another important wines are Valpolicella, which has a strong cherry taste, Amarone – which is a strong alcohol substance made from dried grapes, and Prosecco, which is made near Venice.

For everyone who wants to enjoy fine wine and enchanting atmosphere, visiting Italian wine regions is a must. There is so much to be seen there and so much to be experienced. Pour a glass of aromatic wine, take a look at the beauty around you and allow your senses to grasp the moment.

Author Bio:

Jack Sheamus loves to travel and explore new places with great culture and wines. He works like a manager of Shiny London and loves his job.