The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Cruaja, Cruajo, Fogarina, Friulara di Bagnoli, Friulara, Friularo, Raboso del Piave, Raboso Friularo, Raboso Nostrano and Rabozo Pijave. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological or name similarities not with the varieties Fogarina. Groppello Gentile. Gruaja or Raboso Veronese be confused. According to in 2006 DNA analysis is from a probably natural cross between Raboso Piave x Marzemina Bianca the variety Raboso Veronese was born. Until then, Raboso Piave and Raboso Veronese were identical and two game types been viewed. Parenthood is also underpinned by the fact that Raboso Piave was first mentioned in 1679, while Raboso Veronese was first mentioned in the 19th century. Furthermore, analyzes carried out in 2011 revealed a Parent-offspring relationship between Raboso Piave and Fogarina.
The assumption published by some wineries that that of Pliny the Elder (23-79) mentioned wine "Picinia omnium nigerrima" (wine blacker than tar) from a Raboso ancestor is unlikely or can no longer be proven. The name "Raboso" (rabbioso = rabiat, wild) probably refers to the pronouncedly bitter and astringent Taste the red wines or the Piave tributary Raboso. The late-ripening, productive vine is resistant to the wrong people mildew. Botrytis. bunch rot and Esca but prone to powdery mildew. It produces ruby red, acidic and tannin-rich red wines.
The variety is grown in the region Veneto grown in the two provinces of Treviso and Padua. There it 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 occupied over 6,300 hectares of vineyards, but was increasingly replaced by international varieties. The Italian acreage in 2010 was only 728 hectares. In Argentina 43 hectares were occupied (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service