Cross, or crossing is a term for a vine variety created from a crossing of two vine varieties of the same species, such as Vitis vinifera. Incrocio Bruni 54 which is a Verdicchio x Sauvignon Blanc cross is an example. Crossings do occur randomly in nature, but many are performed deliberately by scientists in laboratories, in the hope of producing offspring that exhibit their parents’ most desirable traits.

Other names: incrocio (Italian).

Examples | Incrocio Bruni 54.

Bibliography

Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), p.44.