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Magliocco Canino

The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Magliocco ovals and Maglioccolone. Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological She may not share similarities with her own varieties Castiglione. Gaglioppo. Magliocco Dolce. Nerello Mascalese or Nocera be confused. The name "Magliocco" was already mentioned at the end of the 15th century, but several grape varieties were named. Made 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 tannin-rich red wines 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. More stocks should also be available in the regions Brands and up Sicily give. To confusion contributes that in some sources Magliocco and Gaglioppo are equated or in DOC provisions often only Magliocco is specified. The acreage in 2010 was 539 hectares, but this could include quantities of Magliocco Dolce be included.

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

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