Canaiolo Nero

Canaiolo Nero is a Tuscan grape and it used to be the main component of the Chianti in the sixteenth century. Now it can be still part of the blend but the protagonist role went to Sangiovese.

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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 Tuscany.       

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