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The red variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Fogarina di Gualtieri, Fugarina, Gogarina di Gualtieri, Passetta, Uva di Gualtieri and Uva Fogarina. It must not be confused with the variety Uva Fogarina (ex Wine Grapes; in the VIVC catalog there is no independent Uva Fogarina). According to the year 2011 DNA analysis exists 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 story, the Fogarina variety was found and propagated in 1820 by a Carlo Simonazzi northwest of Bologna. The late-ripening, high-yielding vine yields tannin, color and acid-rich red wines. There is a popular folk song called "L'uva Fogarina" in which the vine is sung (but could also refer to the above-mentioned Sote).

Fogarina - grape and leaf

She was in the past 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, she was threatened with extinction. In the late 1990s, a reactivation with new plantings, which especially Fabio Simonazzi (not related to the above) from Pieve di Gualteri (Reggio Emilia) has contributed. She is in DOC wine Reggiano authorized. In 2010, five hectares of vineyards were reported (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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