The red grape variety comes from Italy and is one of the numerous Lambrusco varieties, Synonyms are Grapello Ruperti, Mantovano, Montecchio and Viadanese. It is after the municipality of Viadana in the province of Mantova in the Emilia-Romagna named. The late-ripening, very productive vine produces rustic, tannin-rich red wines with intense aromas of cherries and violets. These are used for the production of still and sparkling wines. The variety is mainly grown in the two provinces of Cremona and Mantova. It is in the DOC wines Lambrusco Mantovano and Reggiano authorized. The acreage in 2010 was 240 hectares.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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