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The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Brepon, Brepon Molinaro, Breppon, Breppon Molinaro, Molinara Ciara, Molinara Rada, Molinara Rossa, Molinaro, Mulinara, Rossanella, Rossara, Uva del Mulino, Uva Salà and Uva Salata. The name (mill) is derived from the berries that look like dusted with flour. You must not use the name-like Molinera be confused. The late ripening vine is resistant to fungal diseases, It produces light red, acid-rich red wines with relatively low alcohol content that serve almost exclusively as a waste. The variety is mainly found in the region Veneto in the province of Verona, but also in the Lombardy grown. It is in the DOC wines Bardolino. Garda Colli Mantovani and Valpolicella authorized. In Italy it occupies 595 hectares. There are further stocks in Brazil (0.1 ha) and Spain (122 ha). In 2010, a total of 717 hectares of vineyards were shown with a strongly falling trend (Kym Anderson ).

Molinara - grape and leaf

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

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