is one of the main wine producers, consumers and exportators in the world. The country has 533 appellations (all DOCG
) spread over about 690 000 hectares : the area of its vineyard comes close to 9% of the world vineyard. Appellations are spread on the whole territory, from North to South, from Est to West, as for the iconic regions of Piedmont
. Italy counts more than 400 different grape varietals as the Nebbiolo
or the Sangiovese
. The quality of the wines produced in Italy
have made the country a key and legendary region in the wine international landscape.