Italian Classics | From A like Amarone...
Wine classics are wines of a certain type that have built up international fame over the decades. Among them are official categories regulated by the Italian wine law, as well as non-official categories which have been shaped by wine journalism, wine drinkers, wine connoisseurs and the wine scene in general.
This colorful pool includes the most diverse types of Italian wines with IGT, DOC or DOCG status, which can be assigned to a certain group due to their typicality. Well-known examples include Barolo from Piedmont or Amarone della Valpolicella from Veneto - both officially enshrined in Italian wine law.
On the other hand, terms such as 'Supertuscan' or 'Bordeaux Blend' are not regulated by law, but have nevertheless matured into internationally recognized terms. - Gerardo [TS07/22]