Italy's Native Wine Grape Terroirs by Ian D'Agata


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.
IAN D'AGATA President, Terroir Academy Scientific advisor, Vinitaly Creative advisor, Collisioni Wine & Food Project. Ian D’Agata is a multiaward-winning wine writer and author of internationally renowned books, and is considered one of the leading experts in Italian wine, as well as wines from Alsace, Bordeaux and Canada.

Ian D'Agata has been writing and talking about wine for over 25 years. An award-winning book author, his most recent book, “Italy’s Native Wine Grape Terroirs” has been named one of the best wine books of the year in the NY Times and by Food & Wine Magazine. His previous book, “Native Wine Grapes of Italy” (University of California Press) won the prestigious 2015 Louis Roederer International Wine Awards Book of the Year, never won before by any Italian. A book that was also featured in the Top 10 Wine Books of the Year by the NY Times, the Financial Times and the LA Times. Ian is also an Italian correspondent of the Chinese magazine TasteSpirit, one of the most widely read wine and lifestyle magazines in the East.

In a recent past he was also Contributing Editor of Decanter and co-author for ten editions of the “Guide to the Best Italian Wines D’Agata & Comparini” for which in 2009 he received the International Association of Culinary Professionals Gourmand Award.