A kind of grape that is from the area where the wine is made. There are hundreds of native varieties in Italy. Some examples: Nebbiolo, Nero D’Avola, Sangiovese, Ribolla Gialla, Garganega, etc. These contrast to “international varieties” planted around the world, many with French origins like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, etc.

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