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.


Grape Colour: Black
Also called: Aleatico di Spagna, Ciliegino, Ciliegiolo di Spagna, Ciliegiuolo and Ciriegiuolo Dolc Origin: Italy
Major regions: Tuscany, Umbria