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Listán Negro

The red grape variety comes from the Canary Islands ( Spain ). Synonyms are Almuñeco, Listán Morado, Negra Común and Negro Común. Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological or similarity of names it may not with the varieties also grown here Listán Prieto (here Moscatel Negro) or Negramoll be confused. According to done in 2003 DNA analysis she is also no color mutation the white varieties Listán de Huelva or Palomino (Listán Blanco).

Supposedly it was already brought to the islands by the Spaniards in the 15th century. The yielding vine yields aromatic red wines. It is the most important red grape variety of the Canary Islands, where it is grown in the north of Tenerife and often blended with the negramoll. This is done in part in small craters or artificially created cavities in the volcanic soil to collect moisture and provide protection against the Sahara winds. In 2010, 2,666 hectares were occupied (Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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