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The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Oseleta Nera, Oselina and Oseletta. The name is a verbalization of "uccelli" (birds) and refers to the fact that the sweet berries are often eaten by birds. According to a hypothesis, it was replaced by one wild grape domesticated, but there is no evidence for this (yet). And according to a second hypothesis, also unproven, it could be grown with the former one in Styria (Austria) bird grape be identical. As was done in 2003 DNA analysis there is a genetic relationship to the variety Garganega, The medium-ripening, rather low-yielding vine is susceptible to Botrytis, It produces colorful, tannic red wines with aromas of herbs and cinnamon, The through the phylloxera disaster Almost extinct variety was grown in the small community of Pigozzo in the province of Verona in the 1970s Veneto reactivated. Since 2002 it has been officially approved again and in the field Valpolicella recommended. The acreage in 2010 was 15 hectares (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Oseleta - 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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