Italian Indigenous Varieties: Cococciola Bianco From Abruzzo

Cococciola bianco isn’t exactly the kind of grape variety that you see on a daily basis. Not unless you grow the variety that is. This variety hails from Abruzzo and is usually vinified together with Trebbiano. It is less widely planted now than in the past when it was found in Chieti, Teramo and L’Aquila although I did find it on Wine-Searcher in Gianni Masciarelli’s wine, Villa Gemma. It is said to be a hardy and fertile grape. Somewhat hard to pronounce and to spell, it is unlikely than you will find it vinified on its own. It is 15% of the blend in Villa Gemma, for example.

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