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Cesanese

The red variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Bonvino Nero, Cesanese Comune, Cesanese di Affile, Cesanese Nostrano, Nero Ferrigno, Sanguinella and Uva di Affile. According to unverifiable hypothesis, it is allegedly from the antique variety Alveola descended. The variety was made by the Italian agronomist Giovanni Soderini (1526-1596) mentioned under the name Cesenese, which was grown around Florence in Tuscany and Lazio to Acerbi. The name is probably derived from the municipality of Cesano south of Rome. There are the two game types Cesanese Comune (Bonvino Nero) and the higher-quality, smaller-sized Cesanese di Affile . Both names are explicitly specified in some DOC / DOC regulations. The late-ripening, high-yielding vine is prone to real mildew, It produces fruity red wines with velvety tannins and aromas of mulberries and pimento (clove pepper).

The variety Cesanese is in the region Lazio in the DOC / DOCG wines Cerveteri. Cesanese del Piglio. Cesanese di Affile. Cesanese di Olevano Romano. Cori. Romany and Velletri, as well as in the region Umbria in the DOC wines Lago di Corbara and Rosso Orvietano authorized. Only tiny areas exist in the Tuscany and up Sicily, The acreage in 2010 totaled 679 hectares with a strong downward trend (ten years earlier it was still 1024 hectares).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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