Delle Venezie IGT
The Delle Venezie IGT designation covers three northern Italian regions, including all of Veneto, all of Friuli and the province of Trento in the region of Trentino-Alto Adige. A great deal of wine, be it a simple sparkling wine, a light Pinot Grigio or numerous dry reds such as Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon is labeled with this term.

The Delle Venezie designation encompasses a wide territory, so while there are many whites and reds that are rather simple, a few top reds can age well for up to a decade. These are cool climate zones, so acidity is usually very good, as the wines are more restrained than most versions from New World lands (such as California or Chile). Look for the majority of these wines to sell for less than $20 on retail shelves. (Wine/Appellations)