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
Tai Rosso
Tai Rosso Tai Rosso is a genetic match to the Garnacha of Spain (Grenache in France and many other countries), as are Cannonau and Vernaccia Nera, but all of them have developed in relative isolation for centuries.
Tazzelenghe
Tazzelenghe
Teroldego
Teroldego Darkly colored; soft tannins. Aromas & flavors: Red cherry, quinine, ink, tar, herbs. Best DOP: Teroldego Rotaliano DOC. Related to Pinot Nero.
Terrano
Terrano
Timorasso
Timorasso
Tintilia
Tintilia
Torbato
Torbato
Trebbiano
Trebbiano Grapes-TrebbianoProlific group of several unrelated varieties, all white. The only related ones are (1) Trebbiano Abruzzese and Trebbiano Spoletino and (2) Trebbiano di Lugana and Trebbiano di Soave (which are both in fact Verdicchio). Primary varieties:
  • Trebbiano Abruzzese: The highest-quality Trebbiano (not counting the ones that are actually Verdicchio). High acidity. Aromas & flavors: White flowers, peach, citrus.
  • Trebbiano Toscano: The most-planted Trebbiano. Same as Ugni Blanc, the grape of Cognac. High in acidity. Aromas & flavors: Generally neutral; can be delicately herbal and lemony.
Read more about the genetic relationships here.
Turchetta
Turchetta

Terrano

Torbato