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Lambrusco Montericco

The red grape variety comes from Italy and is one of the numerous Lambrusco varieties, Synonyms are Lambrusco di Montericco, Lambruscone di Montericco, Lambrusco Selvatica, Salvatica di Montericco, Salvatico and Selvatica. It is named after the municipality of the same name in the province of Padua in Emilia-Romagna. According to in 2005 DNA analysis there may be one Parent-offspring relationship with the variety Uva Tosca, The late-ripening, productive vine is susceptible to both mildews and Botrytis, It is a pure female grape, It produces fresh, rather low-alcohol but extract-rich red and rose wines. These are used for the production of still wines and sparkling wines. The variety is grown in the region Emilia-Romagna grown in the province of Reggio Emilia. It is used, among other things, in wines from the two DOC areas Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa and Reggiano authorized. The Italian acreage in 2010 was 70 hectares, with a downward trend; 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
Images : MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service

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