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Magliocco Canino

The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Magliocco Ovale and Maglioccolone. Despite apparently indicative synonyms or morphological It must not be similar to the independent varieties Castiglione. Gaglioppo. Magliocco Dolce. Nerello Mascalese or Nocera be confused. The name "Magliocco" was mentioned at the end of the 15th century, but it was used to describe several grape varieties. By done in 2009 DNA analysis it turned out that there are only two (related) Magliocco varieties, namely Canino and Dolce. Magliocco Canino is in one Parent-offspring relationship to the variety Calabrese di Montenuovo (a Sangiovese parent).

Magliocco Canino - grape and leaf

The late ripening vine is sensitive to drought, It produces red wines rich in tannins with aging potential, which are often blended with Gaglioppo. It is mainly in the region Calabria grown where they are in the DOC wines Lamezia. Scavigna and Terre di Cosenza is allowed. There should also be further stocks in the regions Brands and up Sicily give. To the confusion contributes that Magliocco and Gaglioppo are equated in some sources or that only Magliocco is often stated in DOC regulations. The acreage in 2010 was 539 hectares, but could also include quantities of Magliocco Dolce be included.

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

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