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The major Italian grapes

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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.

Nebbiolo

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.

Nerello Mascalese

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.

Nero D’ Avola

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.

Aglianico

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.

Vermentino

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 .

Glera

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

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.

Pinot Grigio

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 :

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Masi Costasera Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2008

 

 

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Serrocielo Falanghina 2012

The most important Italian grapes

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The Italian wine does 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.

Nebbiolo

It is one of the most prominent Italian grapes, in many parts of the world the harvest of this grape is attempted but none has found the secret of Piedmont, most likely by the terroir, as indicated by Berry Green. Alba and Nebbiolo Langhe Nebbiolo represent excellent choices for this grape.

Nerello Mascalese

This grape from Sicily is made at 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 in Sicily, this makes it become known in other parts of the world.

Nero D’ Avola

One of the grapes that have become popular in Italy specifically in Sicily is the Nero D’ Avola. It is dark and the time that 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, ignoring its potential.

Aglianico

This Italian grape grown in volcanic soils of Basilicata concentrate good potential to produce wines. Their 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 their potential. Fiano is accessible and is the most popular Falanghina and Greco have some similarities based on their minerality and are expected to reach the level of a Sauvignon Blanc in the future.

Vermentino

Another white variety is ideal to successfully insert in the UK markets. It is less oily and citric than other Tuscan varieties. The harvested soil is not changed in the town it?s made and this gives uniformity. There are different shades of Vermentino.

Glera

Another primary grape in Italy is Glera, it is used to make the UK Prosecco. In  Uk Prosecco sold more than Champagne in 2012.

Trebbiano

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.

Pinot Grigio

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 their status does not rise even being the more potential white variety for fine Italian wines.

What is your favorite Italian grape? Today we recommend two great Italian wines:

 TAGS:La Gioiosa Fragolino RossoLa Gioiosa Fragolino Rosso

La Gioiosa Fragolino Rosso

 

 

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Fazi Battaglia Titulus Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi Doc Classico 2011

The Italian grape Nebbiolo

 TAGS:The wines of Italy are recognized all around the world, and their character and good taste are due to grape varieties such as Nebbiolo, typical of the Piedmont region in northern Italy. It’s a really valued red grape variety, grown only in this region and in some South American countries, but to a small extent.

The intense dark color is quite characteristic of other varieties of red grapes and it has a somewhat late maturation (sometimes, around November) than other red grapes that originate here. The wines elaborated from Nebbiolo grapes thanks are high quality and offer an intense ruby and burgundy color.

Its aroma is varied: ripe fruit (cherry, plum…), truffles (abundant in this Italian area), wood… and the flavor is strong and slightly acidic. Bear in mind that these are wines with an important alcohol content, which is usually about 14°, approximately.

The variety is used for the elaboration of two of the most distinctive wines in Italy, such as Barolo and Barbaresco, both with Appellation of Origin and usually high priced. The Barolo has a higher production than Barbaresco, which we found only in three specific locations in the same region.

So, which dishes can be paired with this wine? If we consider that the Piedmont mixes French and typical Italian dishes, this grape variety is perfect for beef, lamb or game. But it also pairs with cheeses, risottos and some pasta dishes, often matched with different creams and sauces. The truffle, as we already mentioned, is found in the forests of Piedmont, and makes an excellent couple with the Nebbiolo grape, provided that we can afford it.

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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Montefico Riserva 2004

 

 

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Massolino Barolo 2008