Zanello is a minor red grape variety native to Italy. It was abundant in the Monferrato Casalese area of Piedmont (‘Piemonte’) in the 1700s. Now it is virtually extinct, with only occasional lone vines in small family vineyard holdings.

Viticulture: Medium-large compact bunches, with medium berries. Medium-high vigour.

Bibliography

Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), p.292.