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The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Negretta, Negrettino, Negrettino Bolognese and Negrettino Erioli. Despite apparently indicative synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Uva Longanesi (Negretto Longanesi), Négrette or Tempranillo (Negretto) can be confused. The medium to late ripening vine is resistant to real ones mildew but susceptible to Botrytis, It produces dark-colored but low-tannin red wines, which should generally be drunk young. Mostly they come with the varieties Barbera and Sangiovese blended. The variety is also called table grape used. It is mainly used in the Emilia-Romagna cultured. The Italian acreage in 2010 was 75 hectares with a steep downward trend; ten years earlier it was 280 hectares (Kym Anderson ).

Negretto - 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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