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Pollera Nera

The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Corlaga, Corlage, Palera, Polera, Pollara Nera and Pollora Nera. According to in 2013 DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural cross between Sciaccarello ( mammolo ) x unknown partner. That is why the varieties Biancone di Portoferraio. Caloria and Colombana Nera related to her. It will be between the two game types Pollera Corlaga and Pollera Commune distinguished. The medium-ripening vine produces neutral-tasting, simple red wines, most of them with Sangiovese be blended. It was invented in 1821 by the naturalist Giuseppe Acerbi (1773-1846) Liguria and in the Tuscany widespread variety mentioned. Today it is in the Ligurian area Cinque Terre and grown in the Tuscan province of Massa Carrara. There it is, for example, in DOC wine Colli di Luni authorized. The Italian acreage in 2010 was 54 hectares (Kym Anderson ).

Pollera 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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