Italian wine grapes coming of age in Australia

Italian wine grapes coming of age in Australia

Name the grape varieties behind these famous Italian wines: Gavi, Soave, Frascati, Valpolicella, Barolo, Brunello. If you’ve more than a passing interest is this hugely diverse wine country – there are hundreds of grape varieties in Italy, although many are the same but bearing different names – you might have heard of a few of them. They are, in order: the white grapes cortese, garganega, and malvasia (blended with trebbiano); and the black-red wine varieties corvina (blended with rondinella), nebbiolo, and sangiovese.

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