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The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Nera Gentile di Fonzano, Nostrana Nera, Pavana Nera, Pelosetta, Ussulara and Visentina. You may on the ground morphological Similarities often with the variety Marzemino be confused. It is not a dark variant of Pavana Bianca, The variety was first mentioned in 1825 by the naturalist Guiseppe Acerbi (1773-1846). The medium-late ripening vine is resistant to real ones mildew, It was in the regions in the 19th century Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto widespread. After a drastic reduction, it is almost only grown in the Venetian province of Belluno. In 2010, an area of 32 hectares was designated (Kym Anderson ).

Pavana Nera - 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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