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Schiava Grigia

The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Cenerina, Grauvernatsch, Gray Vernatsch and Vernatsch Grau. The gray color in the name (grigia) does not refer to the berries (they are blue-violet), but to the flowers. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Schiava Gentile. Schiava Grossa or Schiava Lombarda be confused. The variety is a member of the heterogeneous name group schiava, The medium maturing vine produces fruity red wines with soft tannins, as well as aromas of almonds and violets, which are similar to those from the other Schiava varieties. The variety is grown in the Italian regions Trentino-Alto Adige and Lombardy grown and approved in several DOC wines. The total acreage in 2010 was 66 hectares (Kym Anderson ).

Schiava Grigia - grape and leaf

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

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