Top Ten Most Planted Grape Varieties in Italy

Based on the most recent census (2010)

RankVarietyHectaresAcresChange since 2000
1Sangiovese
71,558
176,748
+2.5%
2Trebbiano
54,919
135,649
–42.4%
3Montepulciano
34,824
86,016
+14.3%
4Catarratto
34,794
85,942
–46.0%
5Merlot
28,042
69,263
+8.7%
6Barbera
20,608
50,901
–39.3%
7Chardonnay
19,709
48,682
+40.3%
8Glera
19,621
48,464
+58.5%
9Pinot Grigio
17,281
42,684
+61.4%
10Nero d’Avola (Calabrese)
16,595
40,990
+31.2%

Source: Istat, 6th General Census of Agriculture (2010)


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