Italy has one of the oldest traditions of wine making and the varieties produced are magnificently complex and different. Each region specialises in different grapes, styles and production methods.
Basilicata: (in the south next to Puglia) a fabulous full bodied wine which rivals the best Barolos and Brunellos, an Aglianico del Vulture 2004 DOC from Azienda Agricola Macarico in Potenza.
Piemonte: two Gavi wines by Picollo Ernesto, both 2006 and DOCG one of which is from the Comune di Gavi Rovereto.
Vento: a Classico Valpolicella 2006 DOCG from Pegrandi Vaona.
Tuscany: four producers, a Chianti 2005 DOCG from Fattoria di Faltongnano in Firenze, a Vermentino 2006 DOCG from Villa Caprareccia in Livorno, Podere Brizio small producer of wines from their own vineyards in Montalcino and La Selva from Morellino area all their wines are from their own vineyards and are organic, certified by ICEA and Naturland.
Umbria: an organic Grechetto 2006 DOC from Plani Arche in
Puglia: two organic wines from Ceci Giancarlo in