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Schiava Gentile

The red grape variety comes from Italy (South-Tirol). Synonyms are Blauer Urban, Kleinvernatsch, Mittervernatsch, Patriarca, Prevedessa, Prevedone, Rother Vernatsch, Schiava Media, Schiava Piccola, Schwarzer Urban, Süßwälscher, Urbain Rouge and Zottelwälscher. In some Italian DOC regulations, the names Schiava Gentile Media and Schiava Gentile Grigia are also given. The variety is a member of the heterogeneous name group schiava, With the variety Schiava Grossa there is one Parent-offspring relationship, Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Schiava Grigia or Schiava Lombarda be confused. According to in 2010 DNA analysis she was the parent of the two varieties Lagrein and Malvasia Nera di Bolzano, The variety Red urban is a color mutation,

Schiava Gentile - grape and leaf

The medium maturing vine is susceptible to real ones mildew and bunch rot, It produces fruity red wines with soft tannins, as well as aromas of almonds and violets. The variety is found in the regions Trentino-Alto Adige and Lombardy grown and approved in several DOC wines. The total area under cultivation in 2010 was 694 hectares, with a downward trend (ten years earlier it was twice as much).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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