Italian Grape Name & Appellation Pronunciation Project

The Italian Grape Name and Appellation Pronunciation Project was inspired by a desire to share the aural experience of Italian ampelography, vinography, and toponymy — in the voice of the winemakers and grapegrowers themselves.

Below you’ll find YouTube videos in alphabetical order (and I’ll continue to add more as the project expands). Thanks for listening to and speaking Italian grapes and appellations! :-)

AGLIANICO

AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE

CARRICANTE

CATARRATTO

CERASUOLO D’ABRUZZO

CIRÒ

CONEGLIANO

FALANGHINA

FREISA

FRIULANO

GAGLIOPPO

GARGANEGA

GLERA

INZOLIA

LAGREIN

MAGLIOCCO

MALVASIA (TWO WAYS)

Tuscany

Friuli

MONTEPULCIANO

NASCETTA

NEBBIOLO

NEGROAMARO

NERELLO CAPPUCCIO

NERO D’AVOLA

NERELLO MASCALESE

PRIMITIVO

PROSECCO

RIBOLLA GIALLA

SAGRANTINO

SALICE SALENTINO

SANGIOVESE GROSSO

SCHIOPPETINO

TAURASI

TEROLDEGO

VALDOBBIADENE

VERDUZZO

VITOVSKA

25 thoughts on “Italian Grape Name & Appellation Pronunciation Project

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  2. I know many of these producers personally and it would be interesting to hear the grape names interspersed in sentences of spoken dialect. I suspect you’d hear radical differences, as this project is based on the Italian pronounciation of grapes that are rarely discussed in Italian proper. Hearing Cantele pronounce ‘negroamaro’ will give you the Italian but talk to a producer in his 80’s, and he’ll be hard-pressed to find one that actualy speaks Italian, much less one that doesn’t pronounce his grape without drenching it in dialect

  3. thanks, everyone, for the kind words of encouragement!

    @Arthur Sangiovese is already there… and I have Montepulciano in the cue…

    @Silvestro if you look at the individual posts (I’ll add links to each one on this page), you’ll see that I address some of the speakers dialectal inflections. If I’m not mistaken, you’re a filmmaker: I WOULD LOVE IT if you would capture some older folks on digital video and send me clips to post here! :-)

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  7. Well, I don’t know, but I learned “Aglianico” as “all-ya-NEE-co”; similar to “Aleatico ” = “ah-lee-ah-TEE-co”.

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  14. Fun and educational, thank you. One tiny correction, the caption (on this page, not in the video) reads “VALDOBBIANDENE” with an extra ‘N’.

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