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Merzifon Karasi

The red grape variety comes from the Turkey; the name means “Black Merzifon”. As was done in 2003 DNA analysis the long-held assumption that it was identical to the Italian variety was refuted Marzemino be. This false assumption and related mention in Mozart Oddly enough, opera "Don Giovanni" had led to a certain boom in cultivation. There is also a red variety called Merzifon Siyahi; nothing is known about a possible relationship. The medium to late ripening vine is generally resistant to vine diseases. It is grown in the Amasya province near the Black Sea in the central north of the country. No stocks were shown in 2010 (Kym Anderson ).

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

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