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  • Zibibbo
    GRAPE VARIETIES

    Zibibbo

    Zibibbo is a grape found in Sicily. It is very resistant to drought and wind, and it is cultivated in the small Island of Pantelleria where it is used to produce the amazing Passito di Pantelleria DOC. It is also called Moscato di Alessandria. We are working on this Zibibbo grape description. Please come back soon.Send us an e-mail if you are looking for more info at cheers@drinkitalian.com Two of the best books about Italian grapes, where some of this information come from, are:– Native Grapes of Italy, by Ian d’Agata– Italian Wine Unplugged, by Steve Kim Additionally, you can discover the other grapes from Sicily.  

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    Vitovska

    Vitovska is a grape predominantely found in the Carso area of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The name is of Slovenian origin.Typical aromas of its wines are lemon, pear, and sage. We are working on this Vitovska grape description. Please come back soon.Send us an e-mail if you are looking for more info at cheers@drinkitalian.com Two of the best books about Italian grapes, where some of this information come from, are:– Native Grapes of Italy, by Ian d’Agata– Italian Wine Unplugged, by Steve Kim Additionally, you can discover the other grapes from Friuli Venezia Giulia.    

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Ribolla Gialla

    Ribolla Gialla is a typical grape from Friuli Venezia Giulia, with high acidity and a hint of white pepper at the nose. Often used to make orange wines. We are working on this Ribolla Gialla grape description. Please come back soon.Send us an e-mail if you are looking for more info at cheers@drinkitalian.com Two of the best books about Italian grapes, where some of this information come from, are:– Native Grapes of Italy, by Ian d’Agata– Italian Wine Unplugged, by Steve Kim Additionally, you can discover the other grapes from Friuli Venezia Giulia.

  • Picolit
    GRAPE VARIETIES

    Picolit

    Picolit is one of the most ancient Italian grape varieties. It is cultivated in Friuli Venezia Giulia and it is mostly known for the sweet wines. We are working on this Picolit grape description. Please come back soon.Send us an e-mail if you are looking for more info at cheers@drinkitalian.com Two of the best books about Italian grapes, where some of this information come from, are:– Native Grapes of Italy, by Ian d’Agata– Italian Wine Unplugged, by Steve Kim Additionally, you can discover the other grapes from Friuli Venezia Giulia.

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    Gamba Rossa

    Gamba Rossa is a red grape found in Piedmont in the Asti area. It is used in the Calosso DOC wine. We are working on this Vespolinagrape description. Please come back soon.Send us an e-mail if you are looking for more info atcheers@drinkitalian.com Two of the best books about Italian grapes, where some of this information come from, are:– Native Grapes of Italy, by Ian d’Agata– Italian Wine Unplugged, by Steve Kim Additionally, you can discover the other grapes from Piedmont.

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Vuillermin

    Vuillermin is a grape from Valle d’Aosta. Recently some monovarietal wines are being produced with this grape, usually of medium body. At the nose it is floral and spicy. We are working on this Vuillermin grape description. Please come back soon. Send us an e-mail if you are looking for more info atcheers@drinkitalian.com Two of the best books about Italian grapes, where some of this information come from, are:– Native Grapes of Italy, by Ian d’Agata– Italian Wine Unplugged, by Steve Kim Additionally, you can discover the other grapes from Valle d’Aosta.

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Vespolina

    Vespolina is a grape from Piedmont, it is also called Ughetta and Uvetta di Canneto. It is blended in many appellations like Ghemme DOCG, Fara DOC, Boca DOC. It also appears on the label in Coste della Sesia DOC or Colline Novaresi DOC. It is also cultivated in Oltrepo’ Pavese (Lombardy). We are working on this Vespolina grape description. Please come back soon.Send us an e-mail if you are looking for more info atcheers@drinkitalian.com Two of the best books about Italian grapes, where some of this information come from, are:– Native Grapes of Italy, by Ian d’Agata– Italian Wine Unplugged, by Steve Kim Additionally, you can discover the other grapes from Piedmont.

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    Vernaccia Nera

    Vernaccia Nera is a grape cultivated in Marche and Umbria. Even if in the past it was more popular and widespread, it is still known for the Vernaccia di Serrapetrona DOCG which is a bottle-fermented sparkling wine made from at least 40% of air-dried grapes. We are working on this Vernaccia Nera grape description. Please come back soon. Send us an e-mail if you are looking for more info atcheers@drinkitalian.com Two of the best books about Italian grapes, where some of this information come from, are:– Native Grapes of Italy, by Ian d’Agata– Italian Wine Unplugged, by Steve Kim Additionally, you can discover the other grapes from Marche and Umbria.

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Uva Rara

    Uva Rara is a grape found mainly in Oltrepò Pavese in Lombardy and in the North of Piedmont in the Novara and Vercelli provinces. Rara means rare in Italian and it refers to the sparse bunch, which makes this grape suitable for air-drying. We are working on this Uva Rara grape description. Please come back soon.Send us an e-mail if you are looking for more info atcheers@drinkitalian.com Two of the best books about Italian grapes, where some of this information come from, are:– Native Grapes of Italy, by Ian d’Agata– Italian Wine Unplugged, by Steve Kim Additionally, you can discover the other grapes from Lombardy.

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    Tintilia

    Tintilia is THE grape of Molise. History says that its vine arrived in Molise during the Spanish domination. Its name could hence be originated from “Tinto”, meaning “red” in Spanish. Tintilia adjusted itself to the new environments thanks to its great spirit of adaptability (Tintilia is a rustic vine very resistant to cold, diseases and to molds), and spread over the whole territory, so as to be considered Molise’s most important variety, also used to give color and body to existing wines.  We are working on this Tintilia grape description. Please come back soon.Send us an e-mail if you are looking for more info at cheers@drinkitalian.com Two of the best books about Italian grapes, where some of…


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