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Rossola Nera

The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Rossera, Rossola, Rossoladure and Rossolo. It is not allowed, despite seemingly pointing synonyms or name similarities with the varieties Monastrell (with the synonym Rossola Nera), Rossara Trentina. Rossignola or Rossolino Nero be confused. According to done in 2004 DNA analysis is she a direct descendant of Nebbiolo, as well as a parent of Rossolino Nero. The late-ripening vine is prone to real mildew and Botrytis, but resistant to spring frosts. The variety is in the Valtellina Valley in the Lombardy cultivated, where she is often blended with Nebbiolo. The acreage in 2010 was 86 hectares with decreasing tendency (Kym Anderson ).

Rossola 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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