Italian Indigenous Varieties: Negrara nero

This week's Italian indigenous variety is called Negrara. There are two different Negrara's though, one is that of the Veneto and the other of Trentino-Alto Adige. The former is an essential component in wines from the Veneto such as Amarone and Valpolicella which is why I put a picture of Verona at the top of... Continue Reading →

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Italian Indigenous Varieties: Molinara Nera from the Veneto

This week's variety is from the Veneto and can be used in Bardolino DOC, Garda Orientale DOC, Valadige-Schiava and of course, Valpolicella. It is rarely seen vinified in purezza or as a mono-varietal wine. Usually blended with other Veneto varieties such as Corvina and Rondinella, among others. Molinara comes from the name mulina or mill.... Continue Reading →

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