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Lambrusco Montericco

The red variety comes from Italy and is one of the many Lambrusco varieties, Synonyms include Lambrusco di Montericco, Lambruscone di Montericco, Lambrusco Selvatica, Salvatica di Montericco, Salvatico and Selvatica. It is named after the eponymous municipality in the province of Padua in Emilia-Romagna. According to done in 2005 DNA analysis there may be one Parent-offspring relationship with the variety Uva Tosca, The late-ripening, high-yielding vine is prone to both mildews and Botrytis, It is a pure female grape, It produces fresh, more alcohol-rich but extract-rich red and rosé wines. These are used for the production of still wines and sparkling wines. The variety is in the region Emilia-Romagna grown in the province of Reggio Emilia. She is among others in wines of the two DOC areas Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa and Reggiano authorized. The Italian acreage in 2010 was 70 hectares, with a steep decline; Ten years earlier, it had been 262 hectares (Kym Anderson ).

Lambrusco Montericco - grape and leaf

Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures : MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service

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