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Avana

The red 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. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Gamay. Eyholzer (Hibou Rouge) or Troyen (Avanà) be confused. In 2001 took place DNA analysis revealed that she is in with the Hibou Noir Savoy is identical. It was a 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 prone to real mildew, It produces fresh, fruity red wines with low acidity and tannins. The variety is also called table grape used. It was founded in 1606 by the agronomist GB Croce under the name Avanato as a sort 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 strong decreasing trend (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

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

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