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Manto Negro

The red grape variety comes from the island of Mallorca ( Spain ). Synonyms are Cabelis, Mantonegro and Mantuo Negro. According to done in 2012 DNA analysis it is from a natural cross between the varieties of Sabaté x, also from Mallorca, but no longer cultivated Callet Cas Concos emerged. But this is based in the opinion of biologist Dr. José Vouillamoz to only 20, that is too few DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). In any case, it is not a colored mutation of the variety Chelva (with synonym Mantúo). The medium to late-ripening vine is relatively resistant to both mildews but prone to Botrytis, It produces bright red, high-alcohol red wines with fruity aromas, which contribute to the oxidation can tend. The variety is mainly on the largest Balearic island Mallorca grown, where they are in the two DO areas Binissalem and Plà i Llevant is authorized. There she is mostly with the variety Callet blended. The acreage totaled 273 hectares in 2010 with a decreasing trend (ten years earlier it had been 470 hectares).

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

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