Italian Wine Varietals: Whites

| December 28, 2010

Here are some common and popular white Italian varietals and their characteristics. Arneis Arneis, which means “little rascal” because it is sometimes difficult to grow, comes from Piedmont. It is part of the DOC group of wines and is sometimes blended with Nebbiolo grapes. Arneis characteristics: crisp, floral, dry and full-bodied; notes of apricots and […]

Popular Italian Varietals: Reds

| November 19, 2010

There are hundreds of varietals in Italy, with more than 350 authorized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Here is a look at some of the most common Italian varietals and their characteristics. This post focuses on red wines. Barbera Barbera is the most common grape grown in the Piedmont and southern Lombardy areas […]