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Abruzzese (grape variety)

Synonym for the grape variety Negroamaro; look there.

The red variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Abbruzzese, Albese, Jonico, Lacrima, Negro Amaro, Nigroamaro, Purcinara and Uva Olivella. The name means "black bitterness", which means a high tannin suggesting. According to another version, this is a double accent (latin nigra and Greek mavro for black) of the dark berry color. According to an unverifiable hypothesis, an ancestor was allegedly already in the 7th century BC. Introduced by Greek colonists. According to 2011 were done DNA analysis but no relations could be established with Greek varieties. Also a previously suspected...

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