The red variety comes from Italy, It is considered aromatically tasting of the numerous Lambrusco varieties, Synonyms are Grappello Grasparossa, Lambrusco di Castelvetro and Scorzamara. Second was first in 1867 in the municipality of Castelvetro in the region Emilia-Romagna mentioned. According to 2005 occurred DNA analysis the Lambrusco Grasparossa and Lambrusco di Castelvetro, which until then had been considered independent, were identified as identical. The late-ripening vine produces tannin, alcohol and full-bodied red wines with intense aromas. These are used for still wines and sparkling wines. The variety is mainly distributed in the province of Reggio Emilia, but is also cultivated in Bologna, Mantova and Parma. She is in wines of the DOC areas Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa. Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro. Lambrusco Mantovano and Reggiano authorized. In 2010, 2,726 hectares of vineyards were recorded in Italy. A small stock of 12 hectares is also available in Argentina, The variety thus occupies the world varieties ranking the rank 156.
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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