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Nomentana

The white grape variety was 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 (now Mentana near Rome). She was from Pliny the Elder (23-79) described as a resistant plant with good wood. In some ancient sources it is believed that these antique grape variety an ancestor of Traminer could have been (but this is also attributed to the Aminea). Of course, these vague assumptions are missing DNA genetic or botanical evidence. See also below ancient wines,

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