The Oseleta grape has been intertwined with the landscape of Valpolicella and Monti Lessini since ancient times, playing an unheralded yet crucial role in the region's winemaking heritage. While not explicitly mentioned, Oseleta has long been a silent contributor to the illustrious blends of Recioto and Amarone della Valpolicella.

Believed to be the result of the domestication of indigenous wild grapes, Oseleta languished on the verge of obscurity until a gradual resurgence began in the 1970s. Its name, derived from the fondness that birds exhibit towards its luscious berries, hints at the grape's innate allure and appeal.

Characterized by medium-sized berries adorned with thick, black-blue skin, Oseleta clusters boast a compact, cylindrical-pyramidal shape, occasionally accented by a wing-like protrusion and adorned with petite, pentagonal leaves.

Despite its unassuming demeanor, the Oseleta grape displays moderate vigor and yields a consistent yield year after year. Its true essence, however, lies in the exceptional wine it produces: a bold, intense ruby red elixir that tantalizes the senses with its fruity and spicy bouquet. Tannic, rich, and full-bodied, Oseleta wines lend depth, structure, and vibrant color to blends, cementing its status as a prized component in the winemaker's arsenal.

Producers growing the grape