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Moscato di Scanzo (grape variety)

The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Moscatino di Scanzo, Pure Buona and Uva Merera. It was allegedly cultivated in Lombardy as early as the 14th century, but the first documentary mention comes from 1789. According to 2001 DNA analysis is a direct descendant of Muscat Blanc, the second parent is unknown. It is a pure female grape, The medium to late ripening vine is therefore not profitable. It produces red wines with a gentle touch nutmeg with diverse aromas of rose hips, plums and cherries with hints of almonds in old age, tobacco and chocolate that have high storage potential. It will be in the region Lombardy grown where they are in DOCG wine Moscato di Scanzo and in DOC wine Valcalepio is allowed. The acreage in 2010 was 53 hectares with a downward trend; ten years earlier it was 73 hectares (Kym Anderson ).

Moscato di Scanzo - 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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