The red grape variety comes from Italy, It is considered the aromatic tasting of the numerous Lambrusco varieties, Synonyms are Grappello Grasparossa, Lambrusco di Castelvetro and Scorzamara. The second was first in 1867 in the Castelvetro community in the region Emilia-Romagna mentioned. According to 2005 DNA analysis The Lambrusco Grasparossa and Lambrusco di Castelvetro, which had previously been considered independent, were recognized as identical. The late-ripening vine produces tannins, alcohol and full-bodied red wines with intense aromas. These are used for still wines and sparkling wines. The variety is mainly widespread in the Province of Reggio Emilia, but is also grown in Bologna, Mantova and Parma. It 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. There is also a small inventory of 12 hectares in Argentina, The variety is thus documented worldwide varieties ranking rank 156.
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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