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Grape Varieties Italian

Italy grows varietals that are grown nowhere else (well, almost nowhere, although Sangiovese has become fashionable among New World winemakers wanting to do Something Different) in the world.

  • Nebbiolo (in Barolo, Barbaresco, and elsewhere in Piedmont)
  • Sangiovese (Chianti, "Super Tuscans" and others)
  • Aglianico
  • Barbera (Barbera d'Asti and others)
  • Dolcetto
  • Malvasia
  • Montepulciano (not to be confused with Vino Nobile de Montepulciano, which is actually Sangiovese)
  • Moscato (which the French grow as Muscat)
  • Tocai Friulano
  • Trebbiano (all over the place, and in balsamic vinegar)

Don't concern yourself too much with these, as you'll be buying by label name anyway. The two most interesting ones are Sangiovese and Nebbiolo, which are used to make good red wine

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