Verdiso | White wine grape native to Italy. It is one of many Italian grape varieties named for the green hue of its berries. Verdiso is blended with Glera in various Prosecco wines, and is also found in the sweet Torchiato di Fregona (wines, made from air-dried grapes).

Where grown | Veneto: Verdiso grows in Veneto, especially in the countrysides of Conegliano, Vittorio Veneto, and Valdobbiadene near Treviso.

Wine style | Mouthwateringly fresh, extremely crisp, enjoyable if simple wines to be enjoyed young. Typical flavours: white flowers, green apples, ripe apricot.

Wines | Conegliano-Valdobbiadene DOCG. | Colli di Conegliano DOC (often monovarietal Verdiso).

Viticulture | Medium sized bunches, with medium-large berries. Good vigour; abundant and dependable productivity, but it is sensitive to botrytis bunch rot.

Bibliography

Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), p.217-218.