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The red grape comes from the island Sicily ( Italy ). Synonyms are Frappato di Vittoria, Frappato Nero, Frappato Nero di Vittoria, Frappatu, Frappatu di Vittoria, Nerello, Nerello di Catania, Nero Capitano and Surra. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Gaglioppo. Nerello cappuccio or Nerello Mascalese according to 2013 DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural cross between Gaglioppo x unknown partner (previously it was erroneously Parent-offspring relationship with the variety Sangiovese supposed). However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ).

Frappato - grape and leaf

The medium to late ripening vine is susceptible to Botrytis, It produces rather light-colored, fresh red wines with fruity strawberry aromas. The variety was first mentioned in 1760 in the province of Ragusa in southern Sicily, where it is still mainly grown today. There it is mostly used as a blend with other varieties such as Nero d'Avola used. It is in the DOC / DOCG wines Alcamo. Cerasuolo di Vittoria. Eloro. Erice. Sicilia and Vittoria authorized. In 2010, 752 hectares of vineyards were shown in Italy (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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