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  • Aleatico grapes drying on the sunny Elba Island
    WINE

    Elba Island, jealous guardian of an endangered vine: Aleatico

    The protagonist of this story is Aleatico and the handful of defenders of this variety are the winemakers of the beautiful island of Elba, who, with their 32 hectares, remain the major producers of this grape in Italy In 1970 there were 2120 hectares in Italy, in 2010 only 171. The future of any single grape variety in the world with these features could be considered inevitable. Fortunately, in agriculture, and especially in viticulture, values, ideals, and, above all, passion are stronger than any rule in the market. So it can happen that a territory adopts a grape to exalt its uniqueness and makes it not only a top wine…

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Sangiovese

    Sangiovese is the king of the Italian red grape varieties. Definitely the most planted one. It is famous mainly for the Tuscan wines but the Emilia Romagna version is also well known. However, Sangiovese is found in every region in Italy except Valle d’Aosta and Trentino-Alto Adige. We are working on this Sangiovese 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 Tuscany.

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Mammolo

    Mammolo is a grape found in Tuscany and it is often blended with Sangiovese. Mammola is the name of the violet flavor in Italian. We are working on this Mammolo 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 Tuscany.

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Colorino

    Colorino is a grape used in the most important Tuscan blends (Chianti, Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, etc). As the name tells, it gives color to the wine and this helps a lot the Sangiovese as it is not so colorful. We are working on this Colorino 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 Tuscany.

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Ciliegiolo

    Ciliegiolo is a grape associated mostly with Tuscany but it is planted also in Lazio, Puglia, Umbria, and Liguria. The name means “small cherry” not only for the shape of the berries but also for the aroma of cherries in the wine. We are working on this Ciliegiolo 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 Tuscany.       

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    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. We are working on this Canaiolo Nero 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 Tuscany.       

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Aleatico

    Aleatico is an aromatic grape of Central Italy. It is mainly cultivated in Tuscany and it is an offspring of Moscato Bianco and possibly related to Sangiovese. We are working on this Albana 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 Tuscany.       

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Trebbiano

    Trebbiano represents a group of grapes that share the same name but they are not genetically related. The pronunciation is Trehb bee AH noh. We are working on this Trebbiano 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

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Verdea

    Verdea ia a grape native of Tuscany, where it is known as Colombana or Colombana Bianca. This grape can also be found in many blends in Lombardy and Emilia Romagna.  We are working on this Verdea 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 Tuscany.   

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Vernaccia di San Gimignano

    Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a grape that, as the name suggests, it is found around the town of San Gimignano in Tuscany. The name refers both to the grape and the wine. We are working on this Vernaccia di San Gimignano 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 Tuscany.   


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