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Piccola Nera

The red grape variety comes from the border region of Italy (Gorizia) - Slovenia (Goricia). Synonyms are Negra Tenera, Nera Tenera ( Italy ); Cerni Klescec, Mala Cerna, Malocrn ( Slovenia ). It is allowed on reason morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Schiava Grossa or Piculit Neri be confused. After an unverifiable hypothesis an ancestor was part of the ancient wine Pucinum, From the Ampelographer Franz Xaver Debris (1800-1858) it was described in 1855 in its grape variety catalog. According to done in 2012 DNA analysis it is a presumably natural cross between Pinella x Vulpea, However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). The late-ripening vine produces a bright red, simple red wine that is rather young to enjoy. It is mainly in the province of Trieste in the region Friuli-Venezia Giulia in the DOC area Carso, as well as in the province of Trento in Trentino-Alto Adige cultured. The acreage in 2010 was in Italy 17 hectares. There are also small quantities in Slovenia,

Piccola Nera - grape and leaf

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service

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