Cividin | Recently rediscovered native Italian white wine grape variety whose name derives from its stamping ground, the town of Cividale in Friuli-Venezia Giulia in north-east Italy.

Where grown | Friuli-Venezia Giulia: It grows only in small vineyard plots around Pinzano al Tagliamento, though recently vines have been located near the upper reaches of the Vipacco River and even in the Carso, near Trieste.

Viticulture | Cividin has medium-sized, cylindrical, and very tightly packed bunches and medium-small berries. It is very sensitive to powdery miles (oidium). It is also a very late ripener.

Wine style | Generally high alcohol and high total acidity levels. Citrus and tropical fruit aromas, white-berried Moscato nuances, saline and mineral.


Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), p.168.