Famoso | Red wine grape native to Italy. This is not the only Famoso variety in Italy. The other one is the Famoso di Pesaro / Famoso di Rimini.

Where grown | Emilia-Romagna: cultivated for centuries in the Romagna portion of Emilia-Romagna, mainly in the countryside around Cesena (hence the “di Cesena” descriptor still used today by many locals), and throughout most of the Savio River valley.

Viticulture | Famoso is generally characterized by large bunches and berries; it is both vigorous and productive.

Wines | Most Famoso wines are bottled as IGT Ravenna Bianco or Forlì Bianco.

Wine style | Famoso is intensely aromatic. The best are characterized by an obvious aromatic note of rose petals, talcum powder, lychee, and peach, with hints of white pepper.


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

Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), p.174.