Fine wine from Italy - Italy is a country steeped in history, culture and cuisine, as well as a rich vini cultural heritage. Over the centuries the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans all played a significant role in the development of different wine styles, the way grapevines were grown, the evolution of winemaking traditions and the considerable changes in storage methods as wine moved from amphorae to bottle.
Italian wines are made with the aim of partnering Italy's rich and varied cuisine; subtle flavors work in harmony with the food without making too bold a statement. As they say in Italy, wine should be non impegnativo, meaning it should not demand too much attention.
There is no mistaking Italy on a map, with its long, boot-like shape. Famed for its huge diversity of terroirs, grape varieties and wine styles, Italy is third only to France and Spain in terms of land under vine, producing 51.5 million hL of wine per year. Italian wine is the most widely exported in the world, with Germany, Great Britain and the United States being the main importers.