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The Lesser-Known Italian Grapes that should be on Every Wine Professional’s Radar

Underrated and few-known grapes are on the rise for producing exciting new Italian wines. Timorasso and Rossese, whites from Piedmont, and Schioppettino and Friulano, from Friuli, are just some of the Italian grapes producing flavorful and unique wines. Others include Verdiso, a white from Veneto, Piedirosso, a red from Campania, Fiano, a white from Campania, Gaglioppo a red from Calabria, and Nerello Mascalese and Carricante, a red and a white from Sicily, respectively. Distinctive aromas, flavors of raspberry and blackberry, silky smoothness, and high acidity are among only some of the characteristics.

Source:, February 2019