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Raboso Piave

The red variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Cruaja, Cruajo, Fogarina, Friulara di Bagnoli, Friulara, Friularo, Raboso del Piave, Raboso Friularo, Raboso Nostrano and Rabozo Pijave. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological or name similarities not with the varieties Fogarina. Groppello Gentile. Gruaja or Raboso Veronese be confused. According to done in 2006 DNA analysis is from a probably natural cross between Raboso Piave x Marzemina Bianca the variety Raboso Veronese originated. Until then, Raboso Piave and Raboso Veronese were identical or two game types been viewed. The parenting is also underpinned by the fact that Raboso Piave was first mentioned in 1679, Raboso Veronese, however, only in the 19th century. Furthermore, analyzes carried out in 2011 revealed one Parent-offspring relationship between Raboso Piave and Fogarina.

Raboso Piave - grape and leaf

The presumption published by some wineries that the of Pliny the Elder (23-79) mentioned wine "Picinia omnium nigerrima" (wine blacker than tar) was pressed from a Raboso ancestor is unlikely or no longer detectable. The name "Raboso" (rabbioso = rabid, wild) probably refers to the pronounced tart and astringent Taste of the red wines or on the Piave Creek Raboso. The late-ripening, high yielding vine is resilient to falseness mildew. Botrytis. bunch rot and Esca, but prone to powdery mildew. It produces ruby ​​red, acid and tannin rich red wines.

The variety is in the region Veneto grown in the two provinces of Treviso and Padua. There she is - mostly together with the variety Raboso Veronese - in the DOC / DOCG wines Bagnoli di Sopra. Bagnoli Friularo. Colli Euganei. Corti Benedettine del Padovano. Merlara. Piave. Piave Malanotte. Riviera del Brenta. Venezia and Vicenza authorized. In the early 1970s, it still covered over 6,300 hectares of vineyards, but was increasingly replaced by international varieties. The Italian acreage in 2010 was only 728 hectares. In Argentina were thus occupied 43 hectares (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

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

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