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Acqui (grape variety)

Synonym for the grape variety Dolcetto; look there

The red grape variety comes from Italy, The name means "sweet little ones" and refers to the sweet, slightly acidic grapes. Synonyms include Acqui, Bathiolin, Crete de Coq, Dolcetta Nera, Dolcetto a Raspo Rosso, Dolcetto a Raspe Verde, Dolcetto Crni, Dolcetto Nero, Dolcetto Piemontese, Dolchetto, Dolcino Nero, Nibièu, Nibiò, Ocanette, Ormeasco, Picot Rouge, Plant de Montmélian, Ravanellino, Rotgestieliger Dolcedo, Uva d'Acqui, Uva del Monferrato, Uva di Ovada and Uva di Roccagrimalda. According to a legend, the Marchese di Clavesana is said to have passed an edict from his castle in 1303 prohibiting, under threat of the death penalty, the cultivation of anything other than Dolcetto in its territory. The first recorded mention of the old, traditional variety was already in 1593 in Dogliani in the province of Cuneo in Piedmont, In a decree of the community was forbidden to harvest the variety Dozzeti...

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