Which wine country has the greatest capacity to confuse, irritate, reward, inspire and delight? Got it in one: Italy. It’s not surprising for a country of 20 wine regions stretching from the Alps to the Mediterranean. […] Italy leads the world in the number of commercially produced native-grape varieties: 377 compared to France’s 204 and Spain’s 84.
[…] Most intriguing of all, the new 2011 Lacrima di Morro d’Alba, £11.99, from the Marche near Ancona, displays a spice and rose-petal perfume with an infusion of scented fruit.
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