The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms include Gropel, Gropez Moliner, Groppello di Santo Stefano, Groppello di S Stefano, Groppello Mocasina, Groppello Moliner, Groppello Nera and Groppello San Stefano. With the name Groppello (Gropel, Gropello or similar) are referred to in northern Italy, several independent grape varieties, which derives the name of "Gropo", which means according to a local dialect "node" according to the appearance of the grapes. Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological She may not share similarities with the varieties Groppello dei Berici. Groppello di Revò. Groppello Gentile (according to 2009 were made DNA analysis closely related) or Pignola Valtellinese (Groppello di Breganze).
The medium-maturing vine is prone to Botrytis, It produces ruby red, tanninarme wines with a forest berry flavor, which also have aging potential. The variety is mainly in the Lombardy grown in the area of Lake Garda, where, for example, in the two DOC wines Garda and Riviera del Garda Bresciano is allowed. In 2010, a total acreage of 81 hectares was reported as falling; Ten years earlier, 120 hectares (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service