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 DEL VULTURE
MALVASIA (TWO WAYS)
I’d like to hear Fiano, Montepulciano and Sangiovese pronounced correctly.
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Bravo!! Grazie mille !
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
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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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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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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Babera is promounced Barbraor maybe not..
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Thanks for the music of Italian wine language, especially Francesco De Franco doing “GAGLIOPPO” with piano accompanying!!
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We love this project!
Love these videos! And it is no surprise that I have mispronounced many an Italian appellation/grape ;)
Love it. Useful and right!