Unusual Italian grape varieties

On 27 February Monica Murphy presented some unusual Italian grape varieties, focusing on varieties that to a greater or lesser extent are not frequently encountered in Ireland. The tasting cost €30. The following wines were tasted:

Whites
(1) I Clivi IGP delle Venezie (Ribolla Gialla) 2015, Fernando & Mario Zanusso, Corno di Rosazzo, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia
(2) Rampone IGP Valle d’Itria (Minutolo) 2016, I Pastini, Martina Franca, Puglia
(3) Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle DOP Valle d’Aosta (Prié Blanc) 2016, Ermes Pavese, Ruine, Aosta
(4) Beneventano IGP (Falanghina) 2016, Agricola Bellaria, Campania
(5) DOP Fiano di Avellino (Fiano) 2015, Agricola Bellaria, Campania
(6) DOC Etna Bianco (Carricante) 2016, Benanti Viticoltori, Sicily
(7) Sterpi Derthona Vino Bianco DOC Colli Tortonesi (Timorasso) 2013, Fratelli Massa, Monleale, Piedmont

Reds
(8) Marzemino della Vallagarina IGP (Marzemino) 2016, Roberta Fugatti, Brentino, Belluno, Trentino
(9) Südtiroler Lagrein DOC Alto Adige (Lagrein) 2016, Weingut Niklas, Alto Adige
(10) La Duline Schioppettino IGP Venezia Giulia (Schioppettino) 2016, Az. Ag. di Lorenzo Mocchiutti e Federica Magrini, San Giovanni al Natisone, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia
(11) Verso Sud IGP (Susumaniello) 2015, I Pastini, Martina Franca, Puglia
(12) DOC Etna Rosso (Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio) 2015, Benanti Viticoltori, Sicily
(13) Bell’Assai DOP Frappato di Vittoria (Frappato) 2016, Donnafugata, Acate, Sicily
(14) Kyè DOC Langhe (Freisa) 2014, GD Vajra, Vergne, Piedmont
(15) Pertichetta Vino Rosso DOC Colli Tortonesi (Croatina) 2011, Vigneti Massa, Monleale, Piedmont
(16) Piano del Cerro DOP Aglianico del Vulture (Aglianico) 2015, Basilicata

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