Italian Indigenous Varieties: Nigra – A Cross Created by Italo Cosmo At Conegliano

This week's indigenous variety is called Nigra and is a cross between Merlot and Barbera created by Italo Cosmo in the 1960s in Conegliano. The idea was to increase the acidity in Merlot which at times has a lack of it. It is only grown on some hectares around the city of Treviso. It is... Continue Reading →


Indigenous Italian Varieties: Fertilia from the Veneto

I am going a little out of order this week with my grape varieties. The first entry for "F" should be Falanghina but that requires a much longer I am going to write about Fertilia. This variety was created by Professor Italo Cosmo and is a cross between Merlot and Raboso Veronese. It grows... Continue Reading →

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