The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Cruaja, Cruajo, Rabosa, Rabosa Veronese, Rabose de Verone, Raboso di Verona and Raboso Friularo. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Gruaja. Negrara Veronese or Raboso Piave be confused. According to done in 2006 DNA analysis it is from a supposedly natural cross between Raboso Piave x Marzemina Bianca emerged. Until then, Raboso Piave and Raboso Veronese were identical or two game types been viewed. The parenting of Raboso Piave is also underpinned by the fact that it was first mentioned in 1679, Raboso Veronese, however, only in the 19th century. Raboso Veronese was a crossing partner of the new breeds fertilia and Manzoni Moscato,
The name "raboso" (rabbioso = rabid, wild) probably refers to the pronounced tart and astringent Taste of the reds or on the Piave Creek Raboso. The late-ripening, high-yielding vine is prone to real mildew, It produces ruby-red, compared to Raboso Piave quite similar, but a little less tannin-rich red wines. The variety is mainly in the region Veneto grown. It is - mostly together with the variety Raboso Piave - in the DOC / DOCG wines Bagnoli di Sopra. Colli Euganei. Corti Benedettine del Padovano. Merlara. Piave. Piave Malanotte. Riviera del Brenta. Venezia and Vicenza authorized. Further stocks exist in the Emilia-Romagna and in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, In 2010, the Italian acreage amounted to 277 hectares with falling tendency. In Argentina there should also be stocks.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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