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
Sagrantino
Sagrantino Italy’s most tannic wine. Aromas & flavors: Black fruit, herbs.
Sangiovese
BrunelloSangiovese Several biotypes, including Brunello, Morellino, Nielluccio, Prugnolo Gentile, Sangiovese Grosso di Lamole, Sangiovese Marchigiano, Sangiovese Montanino, Sangiovese Romagnolo. Light in color. Aromas & flavors: (In warmer areas) sweet red cherry, plum, herbs; (in cooler areas) sour red cherry, red berries, licorice, violet, tea; (with age) underbrush, leather, tobacco.
Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc
Schiava
Schiava Group of unrelated varieties, most significantly Schiava Gentile, Schiava Grossa, and Schiava Grigia—typically interplanted and blended together as “Schiava.” Light to medium bodied, pinkish, high in acid. Aromas & flavors: Intense strawberry, cherry, cranberry, almond, violet, red currant, pomegranate. Best DOPs: Lago di Caldaro DOC, Santa Maddalena subzone of Südtirol DOC.
Schioppettino
Schioppettino
Sciascinoso
Sciascinoso
Scimiscià
Scimiscià
Semidano
Semidano
Semillon
Semillon
Spergola
Spergola
Susumaniello
Susumaniello
Sylvaner Verde
Sylvaner Verde
Syrah
Syrah

Schiava

Syrah