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
Verdeca
Verdeca
Verdello
Verdello
Verdicchio
Verdicchio One of Italy’s greatest white varieties. Verdicchio is genetically identical to Trebbiano di Soave, and both are nearly the same as Trebbiano di Lugana. If those varieties are combined, the total vineyard area is 3,521 ha (8,700 acres) with 64% in Marche, 20% in Lombardia, and 18% in Veneto. High acidity; ageworthy. Aromas & flavors: Floral, delicately fruity, almond. Best DOPs: Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG, Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva DOCG. The information below refers only to grapes that are identified as Verdicchio.
Verduzzo
Verduzzo
Vermentino
Vermentino Biotypes include Liguria’s Pigato and Piemonte’s Favorita. Aromas & flavors: Citrus, tropical fruit, acacia, rosemary, thyme; saline finish.
Vermentino Nero
Vermentino Nero
Vernaccia
Vernaccia Group of several unrelated varieties, some of them red (see Vernaccia Nera). Primary ones:
  • Vernaccia di Oristano: Sardinian variety. Aromas & flavors: Apricot, hazelnut, almond, white chocolate, herbs. Best DOP: Vernaccia di Oristano DOC.
  • Vernaccia di San Gimignano: Tuscan variety. Aromas & flavors: Relatively neutral. Best DOP: Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG.
Vernaccia Nera
Vernaccia Nera Vernaccia Nera is genetically identical to the Garnacha of Spain (Grenache in France and many other countries), as are Cannonau and Tai Rosso, but all of them have developed in relative isolation for centuries.
Vespaiola
Vespaiola
Vespolina
Vespolina
Vien de Nus
Vien de Nus
Viognier
Viognier
Vitovska
Vitovska
Vuillermin
Vuillermin

Verdeca