Italy's Native Wine Grape Terroirs (Hardcover)
Italy’s Native Wine Grape Terroirs is the definitive reference book on the myriad crus and the grand cru wine production areas of Italy’s native wine grapes. Ian D’Agata’s approach to discussing wine, both scientific and discursive, provides an easy-to-read, enjoyable guide to Italy’s best terroirs. Descriptions are enriched with geologic data, biotype and clonal information, producer anecdotes and interviews, and facts and figures compiled over fifteen years of research devoted to wine terroirs. In-depth analysis is provided for the terroirs that produce both the well-known wines (Barolo, Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino) and those not as well-known (Grignolino d’Asti, Friuli Colli Orientali Picolit, Ischia). Everyday wine lovers, beginners, and professionals alike will find this new book to be the perfect complement to D’Agata’s previous award-winning Native Wine Grapes of Italy.
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“Ian D’Agata’s 2014 work Native Wine Grapes of Italy has been an essential book in my wine library. His new book, Italy’s Native Wine Grape Terroirs, is an excellent companion, an in-depth examination of the specific places in which Italy’s leading grapes and some lesser-known varieties grow best, and the characteristics imparted to the wines.? ?Among English-language wine writers focusing on Italy, Mr. D’Agata’s scholarship is unsurpassed. He may sometimes probe more deeply than lay drinkers will want to go, but it’s not hard to dip in and out. For those who want the complete picture on Italy and its terroirs, this is the book for you.”
— The New York Times
— Food & Wine