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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Verdeca
Verdeca
Verdello
Verdello
Verdicchio
Verdicchio One of Italy’s greatest white varieties. Trebbiano di Lugana and Trebbiano di Soave are biotypes. 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 a genetic match with Garnacha of Spain (Grenache in France and many other countries), as are Alicante, Cannonau, and Tai Rosso, but all of them have developed in relative isolation for centuries. Light in color. Aromas & flavors: Floral, herbal.
Vespaiola
Vespaiola
Vespolina
Vespolina
Vien de Nus
Vien de Nus
Vitovska
Vitovska
Vuillermin
Vuillermin

Verdeca