Verdicchio, the grape

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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The Verdicchio grape has been in the Marche for centuries but it has recently been established as identical to trebbiano di Soave, Trebbiano di Lugana, and Trebbiano Veltenesi. In soave it can add perfume to the steely garganega while further west, on its own in a warmer zone, it gives full-bodied lugana of real interest.

The 2010 Italian vine census found a total of 2,838 ha/7,000 acres of Verdicchio in Italy, of which more than 2,300 ha/5,681 acres were in the Marche. A further 2,226 ha of Trebbiano di Soave is also recorded.