Italian Indigenous Varieties: Monica from Sardinia

This photo was taken in Sardinia in 2015. I was lucky enough to go on a brief trip to the island, my fourth. I have never, however, visited Sassari or any of the capital towns on the island. This week's variety, Monica, originally is thought to have come to Sardinia from Spain, though is has... Continue Reading →

Italian Indigenous Varieties: Bovale Sardo and Bovale Grande

Italy's indigenous varieties hail from the Alps as well as the Mediterranean sea and the islands. These two varieties, Bovale Sardo and Bovale Grande come from Sardinia. The former has smaller berries and the latter larger ones. They are both said to be related to the Bobal grape of Spain. It is thought that they... Continue Reading →

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