PRONUNCIATION: Italian Grape Varieties O – V

Here it is…a go-to online guide that anyone can access anytime.

PLEASE NOTE: The phonetic spelling is written for an American English speaker. The emphasized syllable in each word has been underlined. I purposely did not use traditional phonetic spellings because most people do not know these.

Oseleta
(oh’s-ay · lay-ta)
red/white

Pallagrello
(palla · gray · lo)
red

Pallagrello Nero
(palla · gray · lo // nair · o)
red


Pecorino
(pek · or · ee-no)
white

Pepella
(pay · pay-la)
white

Piederosso
(pee · ed-ay · roe · so)
red

Pignoletto
(peen · ño · let · toe)
white

Pinot Bianco
(pee · no // bee · aan · co)
white

Primitivo
(pri · mee · tee · vo)
red

Roero Arneis
(roe · air · o // are · neighs)
red

Rondinella
(ron · di · nay-la)
red

Sagrantino
sa · graan · teen · o)
red

Sangiovese
(san · joe · vay · zay)
red

Tintore di Tramonti
(tin · tore-ay // dee // tra · mon · tee)
red

Trebbiano
(tre · bee · aa-no)
a family of 10 white varieties

Verdicchio
(ver · deek · key · oh)
white