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A visual mini-guide to Italian wines

Mappa dei vini italiani - Enjoy Food & wine
Written by EFW Staff

Discovering Italian wines

The map shows the most spread varieties cultivated in the different Italian regions and the bars of violet and yellow colour next to the name of the region, represent respectively the quantity of red wine and white wine produced.

The percentage of territory dedicated to the cultivation of the vine

Superficie regionale a vigneto - Enjoy Food & wine

This pie chart shows the percentage of the cultivated surface with vines of the main Italian regions: Sicily won (oh yes, who does expect it?), with the 17%!

Italian wines: vineyards related with the cultivated surface

Grafico con vigneti e superficie regionale - Enjoy Food & wine

The last graphic that we propose show 10 of the most famous wine varieties, gathered together according to their cultivated surface. The first place is for the Tuscan wine Sangiovese, the second goes to Montepulciano wine from Marche and the third place for the Sicilian Catarratto wine.

Italian wines: curiosities

– In 2014 the production of wine in Italy have been of 41.1 millions of hectolitres (!!!)
– The average wine consumption pro capita has been of 40 litres per person
– In 2014, $ 6.8 billions of wine have been exported, $ 1.5 of which in the United States.

(data U.S.D.A. – december 2014)
Article adapted from www.vinepair.com

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