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The red grape variety probably comes from Sicily ( Italy ). Synonyms are Barbi du Sultan, Carricante Nero, Nerelli, Nicera, Nocera di Catania, Nocera Mantonico, Nocera Nera di Milazzo, Nucera and Nucera Niura. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Magliocco Canino or Magliocco Dolce be confused. It is not a color mutation of the white variety Carricante (Nocera Bianca). According to a non-verifiable hypothesis, it should be a descendant of Pliny the Elder (23-79) mentioned Mamertinum his. The parentage is unknown. She was a crossing partner in the two new varieties Christmas rose and Red Globe,

Nocera - grape and leaf

The medium-ripening vine is susceptible to millerandage but resistant to real ones mildew, It is also called table grape used. The variety was widespread in the 19th century, but the population declined sharply after the Second World War. It will be on the island Sicily mainly grown in the provinces of Messina and Siracusa, where they are used in the DOC wines Faro. Mamertino di Milazzo and Sicilia is allowed. In Calabria can be found in the DOC wines Bivongi and Sant'Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto Use. In 2010, 15 hectares of vineyards were shown with a downward trend (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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