The Italian wines do not lose hope to keep climbing position within marketing sectors and worldwide popularity. Much has been achieved with the quality of crops marketed and currently a number of indigenous grapes are giving a lot to talk about.
It is one of the most important Italian grapes, it is harvested in many parts of the world, but no one managed to find the secret of Piedmont, most likely to be the terroir, as indicated by Berry Green. Nebbiolo of Alba and Nebbiolo of Langhe represent excellent choices for this grape.
This grape from Sicily comes from the foot of the highest active volcano in Europe and turns out to be as versatile as Pinot Noir. It is produced in limited quantities and inside of Sicily, this limits its fame in other parts of the world.
One of the grapes that have become popular in Italy and more specifically in Sicily is the Nero D’ Avola. It is dark and for now it is used to produce wines of entry. Pierpaolo Messina (producer) ensures that this grape can age up to 10 years and this would give greater position of fine wine, but people quickly trade it, so that they are still ignoring their potential.
This Italian grape, grown in Basilicata volcanic soils, concentrates a good potential to produce wines. The plantations continue to grow and it is said that it is robust and tannic, but lacking the smooth fruity flavor. For now it is sold in small quantities and is considered by many astringent and heavy.
Fiano, Falanghina and Greco Bianco
These grapes for white wines stand out for the unexplored potential of Italian grapes, Fiano is accessible and is the most popular, Falanghina and Greco meet matches based on minerality and are expected to reach a level of Sauvignon Blanc in the future.
Another white variety prepared for a successful insertion into the UK market. It is less oily and citrus than other Tuscan varieties. The harvested soil does not change and this makes it uniform. Still, there are different shades of Vermentino .
Another primary grape in Italy is Glera. It is used to make the Porsecco in UK. The Porsecco has been more sold than Cava and Champagne in 2012.
Trebbiano positive features are its tropical fruity flavor, creaminess and minerality. It is the favorite of all winemakers but is an excellent alternative crop for premium wines. He won first place in the competition of the best wines of Italy Sommelier Luca Gardini.
The wine made from this grape has been undervalued because of mass production, but it is looking to rebuild its image on the basis of quality that characterizes him. Dividends from the producers of this grape in Italy are greatly favored by UK demand but the status does not rises, even if it is the most potential white variety for fine Italian wines, by same production methods implemented.
What is your favorite Italian grape ? Today we recommend two great Italian wines :
Masi Costasera Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2008
Serrocielo Falanghina 2012