Italian Indigenous Varieties: Flavis Bianco

This week’s grape variety is another obscure one called Flavis Bianco. This variety was created by Professor Italo Cosmo, the same person who created last week’s variety Fertilia nera. This week’s grape is a white one grown in the Veneto in the province of Treviso. It is a cross between Verdiso, a grape permitted in certain quantities in Prosecco, and Riesling Italico. It is sometimes used to substitute for Verdiso and is more resistant to rot.

In other wine news this week, rose is all the rage and this weekend brings the Rose Festival, La Nuit En Rose. It looks to be an interesting event with over 85 roses to taste.

Later tonight instead, there is a Snooth virtual tasting. So much to taste, so little time…

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