Ciliegiolo [Chee-lee-eh-joh-loh]

Ciliegiolo is a variety of red wine grape from Italy, named after the Italian for 'cherry'. It is a minor component of traditional blends such as Chianti, but interest has revived in recent years. In Umbria it is made into a light quaffing wine,in Tuscany it is made into a bigger, more structured style. Recently it was found to be one of the parents of Sangiovese.

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