10 underappreciated Italian varieties

With thousands of years of wine producing culture dating (possibly) more than 6,000 years, Italy is one of the world’s biggest wine producers and few countries have more indigenous grape varieties than the Mediterranean peninsula.

With that in mind, it’s easy sometimes to overlook the historical, indigenous grapes – nearly 400 recognised varieties- especially when the country’s Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Glera, Pinot Grigio are much celebrated and examined.

Here we rounded up 10 lesser-known and under-appreciated grape varieties from three regions – Sicily, Sardinia and Piedmont – that are making exciting and age-worthy whites and reds that we encourage you to seek out.

Click through the pages to see the varieties. 

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