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The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Fogarina di Gualtieri, Fugarina, Gogarina di Gualtieri, Passetta, Uva di Gualtieri and Uva Fogarina. It should not be confused with the Uva Fogarina variety (ex Wine grapes; in the VIVC catalog there is no independent Uva Fogarina). According to in 2011 DNA analysis there is one Parent-offspring relationship with the variety Raboso Piave (Synonym Fogarina), as well as a close relationship with the variety Lambrusco Marani, According to a local narrative, the Fogarina variety was found and propagated in 1820 by a Carlo Simonazzi northwest of Bologna. The late-ripening, productive vine produces red wines rich in tannins, colors and acids. There is a popular folk song called "L'uva Fogarina" in which the vine is sung (but could also refer to the above mentioned note).

Fogarina - grape and leaf

She was in the earlier Emilia-Romagna in the provinces of Modena and Reggio Emilia, as well as in the Lombardy widespread in the province of Mantova. In the 1960s, however, it was threatened with extinction. At the end of the 1990s there was a reactivation with new plantings, to which Fabio Simonazzi (not related to the above) from Pieve di Gualteri (Reggio Emilia) made a particular contribution. It is in DOC wine Reggiano authorized. In 2010, five hectares of vineyards were shown (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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