Italian Wine

Italian Wine

Italian Wine

Italian Wine


Italian Wine accounts for nearly a third of all wine produced worldwide, from almost a million vineyards, situated in nearly every region of Italy, allowing for a broad variety to be available.

Some of the oldest wine producing regions are in Italy, with dating showing that wine was cultivated here as far back as 800BC, although wine was produced prior, it is only when the greeks came along that true wine was produced.

There are many Italian Wine varieties and many of the grapes are only found in specific regions within Italy itself.

The appelation system in Italy was introduced as recently as 1963 and after a few modifications we now have the following wine classifications -


Vini - can be produced anywhere in the EU and only colour of wine need be indicated

Varietali - normally produced from other varietals found outside Italy (Cabernet, Chardonnay etc) and produced anywhere in the EU

IGP - Indicazione geografica tipica - (Protected Geographical Indication) These wines must follow certain EU rules such as area, grape variety, vinification process etc and are labelled as such

DOP - Denominazione di Origine Protetta (Protected Designation of Origin) These wines are protected by law to certain areas and grape varieties. This category is split into three main subcategories of:

DO - Denominazione di Origine - designation of origin

DOC - Denominazione di Origine Controllata - is a wine from a well defined area, such as a commune, a farm or a single vineyard

DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita - this is as above, but after a time as a DOC a wine may go under further scrutiny, including a tasting by an appointed committee and show that it is of superior quality and success.


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Alois Lageder Alto Adige Pinot Noir

£18.24 Ex Tax: £15.20

Alois Lageder Am Sand Gewurztraminer

£23.40 Ex Tax: £19.50

Alois Lageder Beta Delta Chardonnay Pinot Grigio

£18.12 Ex Tax: £15.10

Alois Lageder Beta Delta Lagrein Merlot

£22.08 Ex Tax: £18.40

Alois Lageder Dolomiti Pinot Grigio

£14.46 Ex Tax: £12.05

Alois Lageder Dolomiti Pinot Grigio Halves (375ml)

£8.04 Ex Tax: £6.70

Alois Lageder Gewurztraminer Alto Adige

£19.08 Ex Tax: £15.90

Alois Lageder Haberle Pinot Bianco

£18.72 Ex Tax: £15.60

Alois Lageder Krafuss Pinot Noir

£37.62 Ex Tax: £31.35

Alois Lageder Lagrein Rosato

£14.46 Ex Tax: £12.05

Alois Lageder Lowengang Chardonnay

£35.46 Ex Tax: £29.55

Alois Lageder Moscato Giallo Vogelmeier

£18.30 Ex Tax: £15.25

Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco

£14.34 Ex Tax: £11.95

Alois Lageder Riff Pinot Grigio

£10.74 Ex Tax: £8.95

Alois Lageder Terlaner Sauvignon Blanc

£17.64 Ex Tax: £14.70

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