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Nerello Mascalese

The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Mascalese Nera, Mascalisi, Nerello Calabrese, Nerello Carbunaru, Nerello di Mascali, Nerello Nostrale, Nerello Paesano, Nerona di Viggiano, Niureddu and Niureddu Mascalese. Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological or name similarities she may not with the varieties Frappato. Magliocco Canino. Magliocco Dolce. Nerello Cappuccio or Perricone be confused. According to done in 2010 DNA analysis it is a presumably natural cross between Sangiovese x Mantonico Bianco, You could also with the variety Carricante be related to. The late-ripening vine is prone to real mildew and Botrytis, It produces bright red red wines with moderate alcohol and acidity, soft tannins with aromas of red fruits, as well as aging potential.

Nerello Mascalese - grape and leaf

The variety is mainly on the island Sicily cultivated, especially around the Etna in the province of Catania. The name derives from the municipality Mascali. There it is often grown mixed with up to five different unknown varieties, which makes a quantity difficult. The lower quality Nerello Cappuccio is often blended with her. The variety is in the DOC wines Contea di Sclafani. Etna. Faro. Marsala. Monreale. Riesi. Sambuca di Sicilia and Sicilia (Sicily), as well Lamezia and Sant'Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto (Calabria) approved. In 2010, 2,883 hectares were declining (Kym Anderson ).

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

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