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. 

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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 Molise.

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