Grape Glossary

alternative names: Greghetto, Greco Spoletino, Greco Bianco di Perugia growing locations: Italy: Umbria, Torgiano, Colli Martani, Lazio aromas: White fruit, herbs, honey
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Grechetto is best known as part of the blend of DOC Orvieto. It can also be a component in vin santo, made by drying the grapes on straw mats. It provides richness and structure to a blend and is often combined with Chardonnay, Trebbiano, Malvasia and Verdello.

growing conditions

Grechetto is a low yielding vine that produces concentrated flavors. It has thick skin giving it good resistence to downy mildew. It ripens late and achieves high levels of sugar.

origin and history

Grechetto is of Greek origin.

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