Italy is extensive and contains an incredible amount of geomorphological, territorial and climatic differences in the same country. This is why it can boast a wide range of products with the most different characteristics for which it is well-known all over the world. This also includes the world of wines: we have seen it some time ago when, in a previous article, we tried to list the incredible richness of the wines of northern Italy; today, following the same path, we move further south talking about the wines of central Italy, region by region.
The wines of central Italy
As seen in the previous article, in Italy as many as 641,743 hectares of territory (2014 data) are destined to vineyards; of these, 146,568 hectares are located in the regions of central Italy. From this area, which includes Tuscany and Lazio, come some of the most famous Italian wines, such as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.
Let’s see together the most loved central Italian wines, region by region:
Extension: 57.942 hectares
Varieties: Ansonica, Brunello di montalcino, Carmigiano, Chianti classico, Chianti rufina, Morellino di Scansano, Sangiovese, Supertuscan, Val di cornia, Vermentino, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Vino nobile di montepulciano.
Wines: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Carmignano, Rosso di Montalcino, Moscadello di Montalcino, Sant’Antimo, vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Vermentino, Vin santo, Morellino di Scansano, Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice
Extension: 32.853 hectares
Varieties: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Pecorino, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo
Wines: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane
Extension: 19.527 hectares
Varieties: Aleatico, Bellone, Bianco Dritto, Cannaiola di Marta, Cesanese, Grechetto, Malvasia del Lazio, Moscato di Terracina, Nero Buono di Cori, Ottonese, Passerina, Trebbiano Giallo
Wines: Frascati Superiore, Colli Albani, Velletri, Cannellino di Frascati, Aleatico di Gradoli, Castelli Romani, Cerveteri, Orvieto, Merlot di Aprilia, Roma, Sangiovese di Aprilia, Moscato di Terracina, Velletri, Vignanello, Frusinate
Extension: 17.505 hectares
Varieties: Biancame, Pinot Nero, Verdicchio, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Ribona, Vernaccia Nera, Lacrima
Wines: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Verdicchio di Matelica, Rosso Piceno, Rosso Conero, Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, Lacrima di Morro d’Alba, Bianchello del Metauro
Extension : 12.958 hectares
Varieties: Grechetto, Merlot, Cabernet, Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Sagrantino, Trebbiano, Malvasia, Gamay, Procanico, Ciliegiolo, Muffati Irvietani, Montepulciano
Wines: Torgiano Rosso Riserva, Torgiano Bianco, Orvieto, Montefalco, Sagrantino
Extension: 5.773 hectares
Varieties: Montepulcinao, Aglianico, Moscato Bianco, Falanghina, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Trebbiano, Sangiovese, Bombino Bianco
Wines: Biferno, Pentro d’Isernia, Molise, Tintilia del Molise
The best natural wines from Central Italy on Natural Vine
Each Italian region and often each area within them, can boast different varieties of grapes and consequently, types of wine: pretty impressing, isn’t it? In all of this, central Italy is not far behind: now that you know which ones are the most famous wines from this area, you certainly can’t wait to try them all. So don’t miss our selection of natural wines from central Italy for sale: visit our shop, select the country and start your tasting journey!