Bigolona is a rarely found white grape variety grown in the Veneto region of Italy, around Verona, especially in the Illasi valley (Valle d’Illasi) in Verona province. It has traditionally been used with other local varieties to make an air-dried sweet wine (Vin Santo).

In the vineyard | Large-sized compact bunches. Large berries. Very poor resistance to bunch rot (Botrytis cinerea).

BIBLIOGRAPHY

See Dr Ian d’Agata, Native Wine Grapes of Italy (University of California Press, 2014).

Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), p.233.