May 31st-Lacryma Christi Rosso

On May 18th 2022, I discussed Caprettone, a white grape found in Lacryma Christi Bianco. This week, we are taking a look at the Rosso variation. Lacryma Christi is a DOC located in Campania, around Mount Vesuvius in southwestern Italy. Red wines from this region are predominantly blends with a majority of the blend consistingContinue reading “May 31st-Lacryma Christi Rosso”

April 26th-Ribolla Gialla

Ribolla Gialla is a white grape indigenous to the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northeastern Italy, near the Slovenian border. It is an ancient variety, with its first written mention dating back to the late 13th century by Pope Boniface VIII. In the present day, the grape is known as Rebula in Slovenia. It is mostContinue reading “April 26th-Ribolla Gialla”

April 19th-Trousseau and Poulsard

Trousseau and Poulsard are both red grape varieties indigenous to the Jura region of eastern France. Poulsard was first mentioned in text in the late 14th century but Trousseau wasn’t mentioned until the early 18th century. Trousseau has also gone by other names in Spain and Portugal such as Merenzao, Verdejo Negro and Bastardo. TheContinue reading “April 19th-Trousseau and Poulsard”