Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $152 From: $60 To: $180
Malvasia and Trebbiano are two of Italy's most widely used grape names. They are names rather than varieties, as neither refers to just one single grape variety. Trebbiano (France's Ugni Blanc) has multiple sub-varieties, and its name is also used for Trebbiano di Soave and Trebbiano di Lugana, which are not Trebbiano at all, but synonyms of Verdicchio. When it comes to Malvasia, things get even more confusing, as the name is used for both red and white wine grapes.
White Malvasia and Trebbiano are found all over Italy, particularly in the center and north. Together, their most famous incarnation is Vin Santo, the amber-colored sweet passito wine made in ... more
Vino da Tavola (now being progressively renamed as simply 'Vino') is the most basic classification for the wines of Italy. It means literally 'table wine', as distinct from higher-quality wines from specified geographical locations (see EU Wine Label). The typical Vino da Tavola is an inexpensive wine blended from multiple regions and sometimes multiple vintages. It is not labeled with its region/s of origin, nor its vintage.... more
Italy has a rich vinicultural heritage dating back more than two thousand years. 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; su ... more
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