Varieties – Alphabetical

The most recent official Italian survey of vineyards, performed in 2010, lists about 440 different grape varieties growing in Italy. But new varieties continue to be recognized, and as of 2016, the national registry of grape varieties cataloged 511 winegrapes. A lot of these are not grown in great quantity, but the diversity of grapes in nevertheless astonishing. Below is an alphabetical list of most of the significant varieties, including all varieties with more than 400 hectares (1,000 acres) planted or that feature in a DOP wine.

 

  1. ALL
  2. A
  3. B
  4. C
  5. D
  6. E
  7. F
  8. G
  9. H
  10. I
  11. J
  12. K
  13. L
  14. M
  15. N
  16. O
  17. P
  18. Q
  19. R
  20. S
  21. T
  22. U
  23. V
  24. W
  25. X
  26. Y
  27. Z
Pampanuto
Pampanuto
Passerina
Passerina Multiple biotypes; may be a group of distinct varieties under the same name. High acidity. Aromas & flavors: Ripe citrus, tropical fruit. Best DOPs: Offida DOCG, Controguerra DOC.
Pecorello
Pecorello
Pecorino
Pecorino High-quality variety. High acidity; high alcohol. Aromas & flavors: Apple, pear, delicately herbal (sage, thyme, mint). Best DOP: Offida DOCG.
Pelaverga
Pelaverga
Pelaverga Piccolo
Pelaverga Piccolo
Perricone
Perricone
Petit Rouge
Petit Rouge
Petit Verdot
Petit Verdot
Petite Arvine
Petite Arvine
Picolit
Picolit
Piedirosso
Grapes-PiedirossoPiedirosso Often blended with Aglianico to soften it. Aromas & flavors: Red berries, floral, tar, green herbal note.
Pigato
Pigato
Pignoletto
DNA evidence has shown that the grape variety known as Pignoletto of Emilia Romagna is genetically the same as Grechetto di Todi. The term Pignoletto is now properly used only as a place-name in the context for the Colli Bolognesi Pignoletto DOCG and Pignoletto DOC, while the grape is called Grechetto.
Pignolo
Pignolo
Pinella
Pinella
Pinot Bianco
Pinot Bianco 153949013-Pinot Bianco
Pinot Grigio
Pinot Grigio
Pinot Meunier
Pinot Meunier
Pinot Nero
Pinot Nero
Prié Blanc
Prié Blanc
Prié Rouge
Prié Rouge
Primitivo
Primitivo Essentially the same as Zinfandel (aka Crljenak Kaštelanski or Tribidrag). One of earliest ripening varieties in Italy. High in alcohol. Aromas & flavors: Red cherry, strawberry jam, plum; sometimes tobacco, tar, herbs. Best DOPs: Gioia del Colle DOC, Primitivo di Manduria DOC.
Pugnitello

Picolit

Pigato

Pignolo

Pinella