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The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Aglianicone Nero and Glianicone. The previous assumption that it was with the variety Ciliegiolo identical, has been through in 2002 DNA analysis proven wrong. It is not one either mutation of Aglianico, however there is a close relationship with this variety. It is in the regions Basilicata and Campania (approved in DOC wine Castel San Lorenzo ) grown. In 2010, 62 hectares of vineyards were marked with a downward trend (Kym Anderson ).

Aglianicone - grape and leaf

Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service

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