Italian Grapes: a world to discover | Wine business |

Italy is home to large amount of grape varieties. Sangiovese, Barbera and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo are well-known throughout the world and are the basis for many fantastic wines. Most known where these grapes are grown but what is with Fiano d’Avellino, Vermentino, Aglianico or Corvina? The latter one for example is the basis for all Amarone wines.

Here is an alphabetical list most Italian grape varieties. The most important ones are highlighted.

Albana (white)

Native grape of the Emilia-Romagna. Albana di Romagna DOCG is famous throughout Italy.

Aglianico (red)

Primarily grown in Campania and Basilicata. Aglianico del Vulture DOCG is a stunning wine from Basilicata.

Aleatico (red)

Often found in Puglia and other Southern Italian regions. Many desert wines are made from this grape.

Arneis (white)

This grape has its home in Piedmont. Mostly grown in the hills northwest of Alba. Roero DOC wines made with Arneis are usually dry, full body white wines. Grappa is also manufactured from Arneis grapes.

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Via Mariano Pallottini