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The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Avanà de Susa, Avanà di Susa, Avanale, Avanas, Avanato, Avanè, Avenà, Avenai, Hibou, Hibou Noir, Hivernais, Palofrais, Polafrais, Polofrais and Vermaglio. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Gamay. Eyholzer (Hibou Rouge) or Troyen (Avanà) to be confused. It was done in 2001 DNA analysis revealed that they were in with the Hibou Noir Savoy is identical. One was Parent-offspring relationship with the Savoyard Cacaboué, as well as a relationship with the Valais Amigne apparently.

Avanà - grape and leaf

The early ripening vine is susceptible to real ones mildew, It produces fresh, fruity red wines with little acidity and tannins. The variety is also called table grape used. It was already cultivated in 1606 by the agronomist GB Croce under the name Avanato as a variety of the Val di Susa in the province of Turin Piedmont mentioned. There she is still cultivated today and is in the two DOC wines Pinerolese and Valsusa authorized. The acreage in 2010 was 28 hectares with a rapidly decreasing tendency (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

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

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