Autochthonous

au·toch·tho·nous | adjective | \ȯ-ˈtäk-thə-nəs\ : indigenous, native; formed or originating in the place where found
These are grape varieties that originated in Italy or have taken on distinct characteristics after having been grown in Italy for centuries.

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Aglianico
Aglianico One of Italy’s three greatest grape varieties and one of its oldest. Best vineyards are in volcanic soils on mountainous slopes. The three Aglianico DOCGs—Taurasi, Taburno, and Vulture—have separate biotypes. Very high acidity and prominent minerality. Usually quite tannic. Aromas & flavors: Floral (red roses), red fruit (sour cherries), plum (esp. from Vulture), leather and herbs (esp. from Taburno), smoke. Capable of long aging.
Albana
Albana
Albarola
Albarola
Albarossa
Albarossa
Aleatico
Aleatico
Ancellotta
Ancellotta
Ansonica
Ansonica Naturally tannic white grape. Light to medium bodied in Sicily; fuller bodied in Tuscany. Golden color. Aromas & flavors: (Tuscany) Citrus; (Sicily) yellow apple, dried apricot. Best DOP: Elba DOC.
Arneis
Arneis Sweet; low in acid. Straw green color. Aromas & flavors: White flowers, chamomile, peach, pear, apricot, citrus, almond. Best DOP: Roero.
Asprinio
Avanà
Avanà
Avarengo
Avarengo

Albana

Arneis

Avanà