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Nomentana

The white grape variety was used in ancient Rome after the Aminea as the second most important. It was grown above the Tiber. The name derives from the ancient city of Nomentum (today Mentana near Rome). It was made by Pliny the Elder (23-79) described as a hardy plant with good wood. Some old sources suggest that this antique grape an ancestor of the Traminer could have been (but this is also attributed to the Aminea). For these rather vague assumptions, of course, are missing DNA genetic or botanical evidence. See also under ancient wines,

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