The Grechetto grape originated in Greece and migrated to the valleys and rolling hills of Central Italy. Historical records suggest that the grape has been grown since early Medieval times. However, because it's been cultivated for so long in Umbria, Grechetta is considered to be as good as native to that region. It's also widely cultivated in Tuscany and Lazio. Italy is currently the only country where the Grechetto grape is under cultivation.
The thick skin of the Grechetto grape makes it ideal for late-season harvesting, which allows for greater sugar production that results in a sweeter taste than most white wines, which makes it an excellent addition to blended dessert wines. As an added bonus, the thickness of its skin also protects the grapes from being damaged by fungal pathogens.
Blended wines made with Grechetto are commonly paired with other white wine pairing classics, such as seafood and poultry. Blended wines with a larger proportion of Grechetto have the body and depth appropriate for pairing with seafood with robust flavors such as salmon and tuna.