Italian wine and tricolour first positions
White, red or rosè, Italian wine has always been really appreciated in the world; in this article we are going to talk about the 5 first positions of Italian wine and the wine production of Italy, that place us on the podium of the producers countries.
Italy is the country that boasts the greatest number of Vitis Vinifera plants, the grapevine that produces the wine grapes, perfect for the vinification.
It isn’t difficult to imagine that our Country can win over the other European Countries talking about high quality labelled products. In Italy, in fact, the quality of the raw material, the soil, the climate, the production geographical areas and phases are strictly defined by regional codes of conduct and by producers associations that helps to guarantee the quality of the products. Among the Italian wines, 523 wines obtained the European certification of labelled product; France follows with 376 wines. Among the denominations on the top we can find Veneto with Prosecco and Prosecco Superiore Conegliano Valdobbiadene, followed by Piedmont with its famous Asti.
There is a continuous arm-wrestling between Italy and France that for years compete for the first place of the greatest wine producer in the world. The head to head lasts for years, Italy won the first place, but in 2014 France overtook Italy. In this 2015, as the first results of the grape harvest, the forecast shows that Italy could win again, but it remains to be seen whether it is true!
The highest vineyard of the world is situated in the Italian Alps, few steps away from the famous Cortina d’Ampezzo. Among the green alpine grazing, 1350 meters high, there are few hectares of precious mountain wine, where a glass encloses all the flavours of the freshest air, the clearest water and the alpine soil.
The California Wine Institute, a couple of years ago, proclaimed the Country that drink more wine. Surprise, surprise… it isn’t Italy, anyway it is in its borders! In fact, we are talking about the Vatican City. Here the per capita consumption of wine reach an average of 74 litres per person.