annual growth cycle Annual growth cycle of the vine. See vine growth cycle . año Spanish word for year. Some wines, particularly Rioja , were once sold without a vintage year but with the number of years' ageing prior to bottling indicated on the label. Ano is the Portuguese word. Ansonica Alternative name for Sicily's white Inzolia grape used particularly in the Tuscan Maremma, where it can produce wines of real character. Antão Vaz White, hot climate grape grown mainly in southern Portugal, especially in the south of Alentejo around Reguengos and Vidiguera and in...
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