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  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Moscato di Scanzo

    Moscato di Scanzo is an aromatic red grape just available in a limited area in the hills around Bergamo in Lombardy. It is only used for sweet wines. Moscato di Scanzo Grape – Origin Moscato di Scanzo is a red grape variety of ancient origin. Mentionedalready in the 1300 century, it is thought to have been brought Northby the Romans. It only grows in the town of Scanzorosciate and isone of Lombardy’s few D.O.C.G. wines and amongst Italy’s smallest. Ampleograhpy Moscato di Scanzo is an aromatic red variety that has a medium sized bunch with a long pyramid shape with considerable bloom on the berries. The berries themselves are small…

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Vespaiola

    Vespaiola is a grape mainly found in the province of Vicenza, in Veneto, where it is used for still, sparkling and sweet wines. Its name comes from an animal: Vespa is wasp in Italian and these insects are very attracted by the sweetness of this grape. We are working on this Vespaiola 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 Veneto. 

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Nosiola

    Nosiola is one of the most well know grape varieties from Trentino. It gives dry, and sweet wines. We are working on this Nosiola 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 Trentino.

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Moscato Bianco

    Moscato Bianco (moh SKAH toh) is a grape mostly found in Piedmont in the Asti area, but it is planted also in Tuscany and Sicily. It is the most abundant of the grapes in the Moscato family and it has become an internationally known and planted variety. We are working on this Moscato Bianco 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 Piedmont.

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Malvasia di Lipari

    Malvasia di Lipari is a grape that grows limited to a small group of Sicilian islands called Eolie in which Lipari is the biggest one. The best expressions of this grape are in dessert wines like the famous Malvasia delle Lipari DOC. Studies suggested that Malvasia di Lipari is identical to Malvasia di Sardegna and to the Greco Bianco in Calabria. We are working on this Malvasia di Lipari 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…

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Malvasia Bianca Lunga

    Malvasia Bianca Lunga is a grape that grows in Tuscany and it is famous for being included in the original Chianti recipe by the Barone Ricasoli. Nowadays, the white varieties can’t be used in the Chianti anymore and this Malvasia is part of the blend of the Vin Santo, together with the Trebbiano Toscano. We are working on this Malvasia Bianca Lunga grape description. Please come back soon.Send us an e-mail if you are looking for more info at cheers@drinkitalian.com


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