Select a starting letter for a grape variety
A varietal that has gained both fame and
widespread use because of its high productivity
and useful natural acidity, Ugni Blanc can only
be described as bland or neutral. Despite being
the one of the most widely grown grapes in the
world, Ugni Blanc has never been known for any
distinguishing characteristics. Used as a base
for white wine blends throughout Italy, France
and Spain, as well as the initial ingredient in
many brandies and Cognacs. Ugni Blanc is the
most planted varietal in France and Italy (where
it is known as Trebbiano). Also found in
Portugal as Thalia, in California as St. Emilion,
and as Procanico in Umbria.
Ull de Llebre
One of the many names for Tempranillo, Ull de
Llebre is used frequently in the Peņedes region
of northeastern Spain, and is literally
translated from Spanish as Eye of the Hare.
A synonym for Cabernet Sauvignon that is
sometimes used in Italy, though more rarely now
that the varietal is gaining in popularity.
Though its name means 'Rare Grape' in Italian,
this varietal can be found throughout the
Oltrepō Pavese region of Lombardy, in northern
Italia. Not of much interest on its own, the Uva
Rara is mainly used to soften and add aromatics
to the Spanna (Nebbiolo) that is grown locally.