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The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Barsullina, Bersaglina, Massareta and Massaretta. There are morphological Similarities to the variety Sangiovese, The medium-late ripening vine is sensitive to real ones mildew, It produces ruby red wines with a high tannin and alcohol content and fruity aromas, which are mainly used for blending. The variety is mainly in the Tuscany grown in the province of Massa-Carrara, where they are in the DOC wines Candia dei Colli Apuani and Colli di Luni is allowed. There is a small inventory under the name Massaretta in Liguria, In 2010 a vineyard area of 17 hectares was shown.

Barsaglina - 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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