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The red grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms include Aglianico Dolce, Aglianico Nero, Aleatico Comune, Aleatico dell'Elba, Aleatico de Solmona, Aleatico di Altamura, Aleatico di Benevento, Aleatico di Firenze, Aleatico di Portoferraio, Aleatico di Sulmona, Aleatico di Toscana, Aleatico Gentile , Aleatico Nera della Toscana, Aleatico Nera, Aleatico Nero, Aleatico Nero della Toscana, Aleatico Nero di Fermo, Aleatico Nero di Firenze, Aleatico Perugino, Aleatiko, Aliatico, Lacrima Christi, Leatico, Moscatello Nero, Moscato Nero, Pelaverde, Rossanella, Vernacchia di Pergola, Vernaccia Moscatella ( Italy ); Aleatico de Corse, Aleaticu, Aliaticu ( Corsica ); Halápi ( Hungary ).

Aleatico - grape and leaf

According to an unverifiable hypothesis, it is said to be a descendant of the Petrus de Crescentiis (1230-1321) mentioned variety "Livatica" trade. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Aglianico. Ciliegiolo. Liatiko (Aleatiko) Moscato di Scanzo or Muscat d'Hamburg (Moscato Nero). The parentage is unknown. According to the year 2001 DNA analysis exists to the sort Muscat Blanc a Parent-offspring relationship, as well as close relationship to the varieties Gaglioppo. Lacrima di Morro d'Alba and Sangiovese, The variety was crossbred partner of the new breeds Bessarabsky Muscatny. Pervomaisky and Viorika,

The early ripening vine is prone to Botrytis and real mildew, It produces bright, aromatic red wines with pronounced nutmeg, She is also called table grape used. The variety probably comes from the Tuscany, but also in the regions Apulia. Lazio. Brands and Piedmont grown. There she is among other things in the DOC / DOCG wines Aleatico di Gradoli. Aleatico di Puglia. Colli Tortonesi. Elba Aleatico Passito. pergola and Val di Cornia authorized. The variety is cultivated in Italy at 333 with a strong declining trend and in France at 14 hectares. In 2010, a total of 346 hectares were designated (Kym Anderson ). More small stocks should be on it too Corsica, in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan as well as overseas in California give.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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