«Wine is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy» (cit.)
In Italy the most widespread vines are among the reds Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Barbera, Primitivo and Montepulciano; among the whites Trebbiano, Vermentino, Vernaccia, Moscato and Malvasia.
Italy is one of the countries with the largest number of native vines. In Italy, 545 wine vine varieties are currently (2019) registered.
Worldwide there are more than 1300 wine varieties alone.
This gives an idea of how rich and complex the Italian wine world is.