Category: Varietal Spotlight

“I” is for Incrocio Manzoni

A cross between two grapes —Riesling and Pinot Bianco — Incrocio Manzoni is a full-bodied, relatively scarce varietal and is most commonly found in the northern regions of Italy.

“F” is for Frappato

After enjoying the Erbaluce from the northwestern part of Italy, we move south to Sicily and begin our next adventure of the alphabet wine challenge with Frappato.

“E” is for Erbaluce

For the letter E, we wondered, was it going to be a region? Or, was it going to be a varietal? Would it be a red or a white? We awaited the big reveal, and then the big announcement arrived — Erbaluce from the Piedmont region of Italy!

“D” is for Dolcetto

Dolcetto, which translates to “little sweet one,” is actually not sweet at all and is a dry red from Piedmont in northwestern Italy.

“B” is for Barbera

The next wine in our alphabetical challenge is Barbera! Ah, Barbera. It is such a great food-friendly wine, and it is easy on the wallet, too!