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Moscato di Scanzo (grape variety)

The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Moscato di Scanzo, Pure Buona and Uva Merera. It was supposedly cultivated in Lombardy in the 14th century, but the first documentary mention dates back to 1789. According to the year 2001 DNA analysis is she a direct descendant of Muscat Blanc but the second parent is unknown. It is a pure female grape, The medium to late-ripening vine is therefore unsustainable. She yields red wines with gentle nutmeg with a variety of aromas of rose hips, plums and cherries with aged hints of almonds, tobacco and chocolate that have high storage potential. She is in the region Lombardy grown where they are in DOCG wine Moscato di Scanzo and in the DOC wine Valcalepio is allowed. The acreage in 2010 was 53 hectares with decreasing trend; Ten years earlier, 73 hectares (Kym Anderson ).

Moscato di Scanzo - grape and leaf

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

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