Grechetto (Italy)

Grechetto is a white wine from Central Italy made with Grechetto Gentile grapes.

The main region is Umbria.

About Grechetto

Grechetto is often blended with Malvasia, Chardonnay, Verdello and Trebbiano.

Grechetto is the principal grape in Orvieto wines, together with Trebbiano.

The name Grechetto means from Greece but the DNA tests relate the Grechetto grapes to Pignoletto and Ribolla wines from Emilia Romagna.

Grechetto wines are typically dry, medium bodied whites. Vin Santo dell`Umbria is an exception: it is a sweet dessert wine produced with dried Grechetto grapes.

Grechetto Gentile grapes are cultivated in Central Italy: Umbria, Toscana, Lazio, Abruzzo and Emilia Romagna.