Wine production in Italy


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The data in this infographic comes from Istat database and represents all known wine production in Italy from 2014. The top part is a heat map and the bottom is a graph showing data in hectoliters from all twenty regions of Bella Italia. As you can see, Venato remains a strong leader. The other three strongest wine producing regions in Italy are Apulia, Emilia-Romagna and Sicily. This isn’t to say that wines from other regions necessarily lack in quality, but if you ever want to plan a tour of the country centered around wineries, grapes and wine-making there are some regions you cannot leave out.

By the way, if you are wondering what a hectoliter is, it’s 100 liters. A standard bottle of wine equals 0.75 liters. So, one hectoliter is roughly 133 bottles. This means that the least significant wine producing region in Italy, Valle d’Aosta (by the way, did you notice that there isn’t one region in the country that does not deal in fermented grape products?) sealed up over 2,6 million bottles. Most of it is high quality, DOC label red wine, by the way.

See also:
Italian wine pairings. A fairly comprehensive guide.
Italian wine etiquette.
Italian toasts for every occasion.

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