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The red grape variety (also Gelleuza) comes from the island Malta, Made in 2010 DNA analysis became a suspected relationship to the Italian variety mammolo disproved; the parentage is unknown. The medium to late ripening vine is prone to Botrytis and generally for fungal diseases, It produces simple, alcohol-rich red wines with gentle tannins and aromas of spices and cherries. The variety is often with Syrah blended and also used for rosé wines. She is also called table grape used. No stocks were reported in 2010 (Kym Anderson ).

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

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