Italian Indigenous Varieties: Mazzese Nero from Tuscany

This week's indigenous variety hails from Tuscany, particularly the area around Grosseto and Pisa and is called Mazzese Nero. It is a red grape that is used in blends that make up the DOCs Montescudaio, Chianti Colline Pisane and Colli dell'Etruria Centrale. It is not generally seen as a mono-varietal wine or in "purezza" which... Continue Reading →

Italian Indigenous Varieties: Bonamico From Pisa

It's Thursday and that means indigenous varieties over here at Avvinare. The latest grape that I've learned about is called Bonamico nero. It hails from Tuscany, specifically from the area around Pisa. It tends to be cultivated in the plains and lower hills. It is a blending grape that is quite vigorous but has little... Continue Reading →

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