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Elba Wine

Elba is one of numerous DOCs in Tuscany, central Italy. The area was granted its status in 1967, and is located off the Tuscan coast in the middle of the Tyrrhenian Sea, on the Isle of Elba, and boasts one of the longest-established viticultural histories in the region. Viticulture was practiced as far back as the time of the Etruscans, using techniques later modified by the Romans. In ancient times it was described by the great philosopher Pliny the Elder as "insula vini ferax", or "the island that produces a lot of wine". It was also recorded as having been a particular favorite of Napolean's when he was exiled there; he remarked that "the inhabitants of Elba are strong and healthy because the wine of their island gives them strength and good health".

The Island of Elba

This area's reputation is mainly based on its dry white varietal from the Ansonica variety (a local name for Inzolia), which is also made into a passito version, and its flagship sweet red, the Elba Aleatico Passito recognized for its excellence when it received a DOCG in early 2010. This makes it a rarity, as very few dessert wines are honored with this classification. A rosso is also made, its leading role played by the traditional Tuscan red grape Sangiovese. The bianco combines mainly Trebbiano Toscano (locally known as Procanico) with Ansonica and Vermentino, and the rosato uses the same varieties as the red. Another white varietal is produced from Muscat and a red varietal from Aleatico.

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We found 36 wines produced in this region.
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Grape 
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Cecilia Elba Ansonica, Tuscany, Italy Inzolia $15 37219
Cecilia Elba Rosso, Tuscany, Italy Sangiovese - Syrah $10 46866
Smania Limoncino dell'Elba, Tuscany, Italy Liqueur - Fruit $18 66406
Acquabona Elba Rosso, Tuscany, Italy Sangiovese (Nielluccio) $13 83296
Montefabbrello 'Poggio Le Lenze' Rosso Elba, Tuscany, Italy Sangiovese (Nielluccio) $11 85699
Acquabona Elba Bianco, Tuscany, Italy Trebbiano (Ugni Blanc) $15 91276
Le Sughere Elba Rosso, Tuscany, Italy Cabernet - Sangiovese $10 101153
Acquabona Elba Rosso Riserva, Tuscany, Italy N/A $21 105036
Cecilia Elba Bianco, Tuscany, Italy Trebbiano (Ugni Blanc) $10 105036
Le Sughere Elba Rosso Riserva, Tuscany, Italy Cabernet - Sangiovese $15 110773
Monte Fabbrello 'Bonfiglio' Rosso Riserva, Elba, Italy Sangiovese (Nielluccio) $31 110773
Acquabona Elba Rosato, Tuscany, Italy Merlot - Sangiovese - Syrah $11 113890
Azienda Agricola Sapere Elba Rosso, Tuscany, Italy Sangiovese (Nielluccio) N/A 113890
Montefabbrello Ansonica Elba, Tuscany, Italy Inzolia $11 120819
Acquabona Ansonica dell'Elba, Tuscany, Italy Inzolia $13 126656
Cecilia Imago Elba Rosso Riserva, Tuscany, Italy Sangiovese - Syrah $30 126656
Cecilia Elba Rosato, Tuscany, Italy Sangiovese - Syrah $10 135499
Montefabbrello 'Contessa Castori' Bianco Elba, Tuscany, Italy Sauvignon Blanc - Ugni Blanc $11 137956
Cecilia Elba Moscato, Tuscany, Italy Muscat of Alexandria $33 142888
Montefabbrello Ansonica Passito Elba, Tuscany, Italy Inzolia $45 142888
Le Sughere Elba Rosato, Tuscany, Italy Sangiovese (Nielluccio) $8 145580
Le Sughere Elba Bianco, Tuscany, Italy Rolle - Ugni Blanc $8 148374
Montefabbrello 'Le Giuncaie' Bianco Elba, Tuscany, Italy Trebbiano (Ugni Blanc) $8 151199
Acquabona Le Prade Elba Bianco, Tuscany, Italy Trebbiano (Ugni Blanc) $8 154285
Tenuta Acquacalda Ansonica Elba, Tuscany, Italy Inzolia $11 160823
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