Italy’s Most Expensive Wines

There are many, many wine-producing regions all over the country of Italy, and each is known for the different grapes they harvest. Tuscany is probably the most famous, especially for the Chianti and Sangiovese, and Piedmont is next in popularity for the Moscato d’Asti.

Although these two regions are the most recognized, it is actually the region of Veneto that is responsible for producing the country’s highest percentage of wine. Veneto is known for the Valpolicella region which produces the Amarone della Valpolicella, the most prestigious of the region’s wines.  


Italy is known for a variety of things besides wine like pasta, fine leather, shoes, and handbags, and they all come with an expectation of high quality and therefore, cost. Their wines are no different. Below you will find a list of some of Italy’s best and most expensive wines:


The Gaja Sori Tildin 2013 Magnum from Piedmont, Italy comes in at just over one thousand dollars from the Gaja Winery, which has been producing wine since 1859. Its rich purple color and complex aromas of minerals, sour cherries and spices are well worth every penny. $1,089

Rated 98 or higher from four of the major wine magazines is the 2006 Giacomo Conterno Monfortino Barolo Riserva, also from Piedmont. This strong, elegant wine brings notes of liquorice, tar and dried rose, and overwhelmingly powerful tannins. $775

Unlike the first two, the Masseto 2013 is a Merlot from Tuscany, and it features a spectacular ruby color as well as strong flavors of dark fruits and vanilla. This beautiful wine brings a smoothness and silkiness that is sure to please. $619

The 2011 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia is a beautiful Bordeaux-style blend made of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. This bottle brings you a powerful flavor, with a delicious acidity and rich tannic notes to liven up any meal. $540

Also from the Gaja Winery is the highly rated 2011 San Lorenzo, which is a Nebbiolo, a popular varietal from Piedmont, Italy. This bottle is a deep red and brings powerful aromas of currant and black cherry, as well as fine herbs and spices. $480

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