Italian Indigenous Varieties: Nieddu Mannu Nero from Sardegna

My travels around Italy in search of indigenous grapes continues and once again, we are in Sardinia, a place I love. This week's grape is called Nieddu Mannu Nero and it comes from around Caligari.  A rare grape, it is one of about 150 minor varieties that grow in Sardinia and are being studied. It... 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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