Italian Indigenous Varieties: Montonico Bianco

This is the first post in 2018 about an Italian indigenous variety. I have been writing this series off and on for nine years. I had hope to be finished with the "M" varieties in 2017 but I still have many to go. One of these varieties is called Montonico Bianco. It's somewhat confusing because... Continue Reading →


Italian Indigenous Varieties: Montepulciano Nero

Montepulciano is a red grape that grows throughout central Italy. It is most widely found in Le Marche and Abruzzo. It's confusing to many who think that Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is made with this grape. It's also sometimes erroneous thought to be the same grape as Sangiovese. It's not. It can be a vigorous... Continue Reading →

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