Italian Indigenous Varieties: Melara Bianco

This week's indigenous variety is Melara Bianco which hails from the province of Piacenza in Emilia Romagna. It is used in the denomination Colli Piacentini DOC and Vin Santo di Vigoleno. As a grape, Melara is well suited to being dried and used in sweet wines such as Vin Santo, together with other local varieties.... Continue Reading →

Italian Indigenous Varieties: Marsanne Bianco

Today's variety is another one that people will have trouble seeing as indigenous to Italy and I agree but I'm trying to be complete in my series on grape varieties. Apparently while hailing from France, Napoleon brought it to Italy to the area near Piacenza.  At the time , it was called Champagne mostly because... Continue Reading →

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