Recantina is a red wine grape variety native to Italy. It is grown in the Veneto region. It has been cultivated at least since the 1600s in the area around Treviso; it has always been a highly regarded variety. It may be found as monovarietal (at least 85%) in the Montello Colli Asolani DOC and in several IGT wines of Treviso province (Alto Livenza, Colli Trevigiani, Marca Trevigiana …).

Viticulture: Medium sized and medium compact bunches, with medium-large berries. Vigourous; good productivity and disease resistance.

Bibliography

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

Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), p.279.