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Fiano

 

Greeks brought the native grape of the Fiano, the "Vitis Apicius": the first vines were planted in Lapio, a place that took its name from the grape, the town where still produces the Fiano. The name "Vitis Apicius" or "Apina" derived from the characteristic of this grape with a sweet fragrance, attracting swarms of bees in the vineyards. From "Apina" derived "Apiana" and then "Afiana" and Fiano. [...]
Greco Bianco

 

The Greco Bianco wine is considered one of the most ancient wines of Italy: the vine which produces the Greco Bianco has very ancient origins: it is believed that the first branch arrived in Calabria, in the territory of Bianco in the seventh century a.C. In 1980, the Greco Bianco had the recognition of the DOC. Bianco is the Greek term for the variety typical of the coastal Ionian coast close [...]
Pinot Grigio

 

The name "Pinot" seems to derive from "cone", signifying both the modest size of the bunch, that the characteristic of having the thick grapes, draw near, just like the scales of a pine cone. Its production is widespread in Veneto, but also in Friuli and Alto Adige. It has a coppery color, often vinified in white. The Pinot Grigio it's ideal with starters, particularly the meats, fish and white[...]
Ribolla Gialla

 

The grape of Ribolla Gialla is believed to have originated in Greece and made its way to the Friuli-Venezia Giulia by way of Slovenia. The white wine made from the Ribolla grape is typically a deep colored, light bodied wine with high acidity and floral notes. The wine can produce a more New World style with some oak aging. As the wine ages, it can develop some nutty flavors. In the Friuli, the[...]
Sauvignon

 

Sauvignon is a green-skinned grape variety that originates from the Bordeaux region of France. The grape most likely gets its name from the French words sauvage ("wild") and blanc ("white") due to its early origins as an indigenous grape in South West France. Sauvignon blanc is planted in many of the world's wine regions, producing a crisp, dry, and refreshing white varietal wine. In Italy is p[...]
Tocai Friulano

 

Tocai is a wine originating in the Veneto, but since 1600 is mainly grown in Friuli. The grapes have a woody vine and dark in color, with small and crushed stones. Its main feature, like wine, is the pleasing aroma and bitter almond flavor, thus leading producers not to exceed with the aromas, to avoid a too demanding wine, heavy and not easy to drink, as it should be Friulano. Another striking [...]
Trebbiano

 

Trebbiano is a family of white grapes, it gives origin to 7 different DOC (Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Trebbiano di Romagna, Trebbiano di Aprilia, Trebbianino Trebbia Colli Piacentini, Trebbiano di Arborea, Trebbiano di Capriano del Colle, and the last in chronological order, the Trebbiano Spoletino). Its wide spread is due to the ability to adapt to different types of soil and weather conditions, high p[...]
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

 

Verdicchio has had a long history in the Marche region of central Italy with documents noting its presence there since at least the 14th century. The name Verdicchio derives from verde (or "green") and refers to the slight green/yellow hue that wines made from the grape can have. Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi is a wine with Controlled Denomination of Origin (DOC) produced in the provinces of M[...]
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