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Grape (Vitis)
Color of berry skinNoir
SpeciesVitis vinifera
Also calledSee list of synonyms
OriginFriuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Tazzelenghe is a red Italian wine grape variety from the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northeast Italy. The grape is predominantly found in the Colli Orientali del Friuli Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC). The grape's name means "Tongue stinging" or "Tongue cutting".[1]


Tazzelenghe is also known under the synonyms Tace Lenghe, Tacelenge, Tacelenghe, Tassalinghe, Taze Lenghe, Taze Lunghe, Tazzalenghe, Tazzalenghe Nera, Tazzalenghe Nera Friulana, Tazzalinghe, Tazzalingua, and Tazzelanghe Nera Friulana.[2]


  1. ^ J. Robinson (ed) "The Oxford Companion to Wine" Third Edition pg 687 Oxford University Press 2006 ISBN 0-19-860990-6
  2. ^ "Tazzelenghe". Vitis International Variety Catalogue. Retrieved 2010-01-31.