I've pulled Tuscan wines into their own category. Since they include the Italian brands with the biggest marketing budgets and widest distribution, I thought it would have created a bit of an unfair advantage for the remaining Italian nominees.
Here we have some big brands. Masi, Allegrini and Zonin all represent from the Veneto, which is a bit of a surprise since it certainly has not been the 'hot' region of Italy for sometime, even decades perhaps. Zaccagnini is a wonderful value. The bit of grapevine attached to each bottle has served as a great marketing campaign for the wine, so the wines of note here are the last two. Foradori Teroldego and Il Papavero Primitivo are wines that evidently are making their mark on U.S. consumers.