Lanzesa | White wine grape native to Italy. It is found in the Emilia-Romagna region. It is named for its spear-shaped berry (spear in Italian is lancia, hence ‘lanzesa’ in the romagnolo (Romagna) dialect).

Wines | Emilia-Romagna: there are few, sporadic vines in the province of Ravenna (around Bagnocavallo, Brisighella, Castel Bolognese, Faenza, and Fisignano).

Viticulture | Large and juicy berries. The skins are quite thick and resistant. Vigorous, but with low and irregular productivity.

Wine style | Pungent aromas of white flowers, green apples, and unripe citrus. The wine has a rich mouthfeel with a slightly saline finish.


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

Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), p.181.