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Riddu grapes

by | Feb 17, 2017

Riddu is considered as a famous Italian white wine grape variety that is widely grown and planted in the regions of Silica.


This white wine grape variety withstands high temperatures and is majorly used in the process of winemaking, especially Marsala.

This white wine grape variety is considered to be widely planted in the province of Trapani in the year 1897 and today the plantation and cultivation of this white wine grape variety are carried out throughout the regions of Sicily and also in the areas of the Aeolian Islands.

At the same time, the plantation and cultivation of this red wine grape variety are also carried out around the comune of Riomaggiore in the province of La Spezia in the region of Liguria.

In this particular region, this grape variety is considered as Rossese Bianco. This grape variety, although entertains a very long association with Marsala, but in all the recent times this grape variety has become very much popular in a number of DOC wines that include Monreale in the province of Palermo, Alcamo in the provinces of Trapani and Palermo, Contea di Sclafani in the provinces of Palermo and Agrigento as well as Delia Nivolelli in the province of Trapani.

At the same time, this white wine grape variety also produces 100% IGT wines and is also used for blending that includes Chardonnay in common.

Wine grape varieties

This variety is known as a very ancient grape variety which has also been used in a popular Roman wine, which is also considered as the favorite of Julius Caesar.

The plantation as well as cultivation of this white wine grape variety is done on the bush-trained vines that are able to withstand the high temperatures as well as the dry conditions of the area.

This grape variety is widely used as to the production of Sicilian wines that are considered as very tasteful wines in nature.

This grape entertains the tendency of reaching fairly high levels of sugar when they are ripened completely. This is certainly a plus point and because of this reason the Marsala wines produced out of this grape variety are considered to be very tasteful in nature.

This grape is also used as to the production of full-bodied wines that are mostly blended with more aromatic variety of grape called Inzolia as well as Chardonnay.

Today, the plantation and cultivation of this white wine grape variety have declined and the same has been replaced with another grape variety called Catarratto which is considered as more vigorous in nature.

The high level of sugars entertained by this grape variety makes this a very good option for fortification.

Fortunately, the winemakers have started replanting and re-growing this white wine grape variety using different techniques.

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The origin of this white wine grape variety is considered as very uncertain. However, it is suggested that this white wine grape variety may have been introduced on the island of Sicily from Apulia.

This grape variety was once widely planted in the Province of Trapani in the year 1897. Today, the plantation and cultivation of this white wine grape variety are widely carried out throughout the regions of Sicily as well as Aeolian Islands.

Some winemakers believe that this grape variety of white wine grapes is a native to Sicily, on the very other hand other people have hypothesized that this grape variety was brought to this island from the Puglia region of southern Italy.

Other winemakers believe that this grape variety has been originated in Rome. The specific notion as to the origin of this white wine grape variety hasn’t been established as of now.


The wines produced from this white wine grape variety are very high as to their standard. This grape variety is used as to the production of both varietals as well as blended wines.

The wines produced out of this white wine grape variety are often fresh and light wines which are very much preferred on the tables.

These wines are nutty as to its flavors and are also considered as fruit-driven and the major fruity flavors that these wines entertain are similar to lemon as well as apple.

Food pairing

All the wines produced out of this white wine grape variety taste their best when they are paired with the food items such as Macaroni with fresh lemon and cream sauce and lemon salad


Michael Bredahl

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