The classic wines of Italy might conjure up images of rustic and gutsy reds enjoyed with local affettati and cheeses in the rolling Tuscan hills, or evenings of chilled whites shared with good company in a seductively lit piazza. The traditional and authentic wines for which Italy became known are rightfully enjoying a resurgence, as Italian winemakers have thankfully shaken the trend for producing faceless wines made from international grape types. With international and domestic markets moving away from bulk discount wines and towards bottle quality, some real gems can be found in Italian wine.