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AGIORGITIKO

Red Grape from Nemea, Greece. You can obtain red and rosé both fresh and able to well ageing.

ALBARINHO (ALVARINHO)

It is a green-skinned grape, originally from Northern Spain. In Portugal we find it in the Minho region it is called Alvarinho. It is high in acidity and you can obtain very fresh wines.

BOBAL

Very common in Spain, its skin is dark and thick.  The wines made by Bobal are soft and high in acidity: the rosés will have an intense color with a good tannic structure.

BLAUER WILDBACHER

Dark grape variety originally from Austria. It has a late ripening and the wines obtained have hints of red fruit. The Schilcher is obtained, a famous rosé from Austria.

BLAUFRANKISCH

Very dark variety, late ripening, the red wine can be very tannic and rosè very structured.

BOMBINO NERO

It is an Apulian variety. The skins are black-skinned and very delicate. The berries tend to have high acidity and low sugar levels. The rosé obtained by Bombino Nero are fresh, soft and well-colored.

CABERNET FRANC

Originally from France it is often used in blend with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It is an international grape with medium-sized berries. Wines obtained by Cabernet Franc will have the  typical herbaceous aromas.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

One of the most widespread vines in the world thanks to its versatility.  The berries have a medium size and the wine that will be obtained will be a fruity and herbaceous wine.

CARMENERE

Red grape variety widespread especially in Chile from which you can obtain wines of intense color and good structure, similar to those obtained from Cabernet Franc even if a little less herbaceous.

CORVINA

Originally from Valpolicella,  its name is due to the very dark color of the berries. The bunch shows medium-sized grapes and the wines obtained from Corvina will be warm and fruity. You can find it in blend with Corvinone and Rondinella in Bardolino and Amarone della Valpolicella.

CORVINONE

Typical black grape variety of Veneto. Its name may come from the color of the raven’s feathers. It comes with a compact bunch with large berries. In blend with Corvina and Rondinella is used for the production of Amarone della Valpolicella and Bardolino. Wines obtained by Corvinone will be warm and fruity.

DORNFELDER

Dornfelder is a dark grape variety from Germany, with good acidity and capable of aging very well in barrique.

GAGLIOPPO

Red grape variety from the Cirò area in Calabria. Medium consistency peel, the wine you can obtain is very intense and soft.

French native, similar to Pinot Noir but with a more consistent skin. Light hints of red fruit.

GRENACHE (GARNACHA)

Originally from Spain, it loves the warm climates. It accumulates large quantities of sugars and for this the wines will be alcoholic and structured. It has a low acidity and the wines obtained will have aromas of red cherries and raspberries. It is particularly versatile.

GROPPELLO

Typical of the Lake Garda in Lombardy. The bunch is closed and compact. The berries are medium in size and the wine obtained will have a very bright color and will be fresh and soft on the palate.

MARECHAL FOCH

It is in Canada and its squeezing produces a very dark red juice.

MAVROFILERO

White grape variety widespread in Greece. Clone of the most famous Moskofilero. It produces delicate wines with an interesting acidity.

MERLOT

Originally from Bordeaux, it is one of the most widely distributed grapes in the world. It is often used in a blend with Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine obtained from Merlot will have hints of small berries and pepper.

MONTEPULCIANO

It is typical fro, Abruzzo region, the wines obtained will have Fruity aromas such as plum and blueberry. It does not have too much acidity and so the wines produced by Montepulciano will be soft.

MOURVEDRE (MONASTRELL)

Dark-skinned variety it seems to have Spanish origins.  It is a main variety of Provence. The berries are small and thick and the wines obtained are very tannic. It is often used in blends with Grenache and Syrah.

NEGROAMARO

Native variety from Salento, Puglia. The name is very explanatory as the grape has a very dark color (negro in Italian) and will be particularly bitter (amaro in italian), or rather astringent. The  wine obtained by Negroamaro will have a fruity aromas but above all a pleasant notes of licorice.

PAIS

The first grape planted in Chile. Cultivation is still widespread in Chile and the red wines obtained are often used for the production of bulk wine.

PERIQUITA

Dark-skinned grape variety very common in Portugal. The wines obtained will be very tannic and able to aging for a long time.

PINOT GRIS

Originally from Burgundy it has become an international grape. The shape of its cluster resembles that of a pine cone. Cultivation is complex and its natural color is coppery. It is often vinified in white, sometimes in contact with the skins and the must gets a coppery color.

PINOT MEUNIER

Dark grape variety, it is used to make Champagna. It belongs to the family of Pinot.

PINOT NOIR

Originally from France, it is now an international grape variety. It is used for the production of Champagne. It is almost in every wine country. The grape has a thin skin and the wines produced by Pinot Noir will be fruity and elegant.

PINOTAGE

Grape variety from South Africa obtained from the crossing of Pinot Nero and Cinsaut.

PRIMITIVO

It finds in Puglia its home land. Its name derives from the fact that the grapes ripen early and are characterized by an important sugar content. The wine obtained from Primitivo grapes will have an intense and dark color and aromas of ripe red fruits.

RONDINELLA

Typical from Verona, the color is the same of the swallows. Compact bunch with medium-sized grapes with a very firm skin. The wines obtained will be sapid and fruity. It is in a blend to produce Bardolino and Amarone della Valpolicella.

SAINT LAURENT

Dark berry variety from which you can obtain very aromatic wines. It seems to be a relative of Pinot Noir. It is widespread especially in Germany.

SANGIOVESE

It is the most widespread Italian vine. It is the one from which Chianti can be obtained. Literally it means Blood of Jupiter. It Grows in warm weather and the wine will have red fruity aromas.

SYRAH

Red grape variety, its origins are widely discussed. In Australia it is called Shiraz. The wines obtained by Syrah are characterized by red fruits and very spicy hints like pepper with a good aging capacity. It is used in Provence in blend with Grenache and Mourvedrè.

TEMPRANILLO (TINTA RORIZ)

Tempranillo is a red grape variety with a thick skin and a high number of anthocyanins. The wines obtained will have an intense color with moderate tannins. It is the main grape of Spain. In Portugal it is calledTinta Roriz. It finds its vocation in the Rioja region in Spain and in the Douro region in Portugal.

TOURIGA FRANCA

It is a Portuguese grape with a dark skin. It is quite aromatic and it contributes to the production of the Port.

TOURIGA NACIONAL

It is a dark-skinned Portuguese grape variety. It has a high concentration of tannins and wines obtained have a good aging potential.

VINHAO

Dark-skinned grape typical of Portugal. Full of anthocyanins, the wines obtained will have intense colors.
It is the main grape of the Minho region in Portugal, from which Vinho Verde is obtained.

ZINFANDEL

It is always the Primitive. In California it is called that way. It seems it was born in Croatia from where a stump ended up in Puglia becoming the Primitivo and another stump arrived in California where it took the name of Zinfandel. From Zinfandel you get one of the well-known rosés of American winemaking, the White Zinfandel.