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Shesh i Zi

The red grape variety (also Seshi Zi, Shesh) comes from Albania; the name means "Black Shesh". It is named after the community of Shesh west of Tirana. Despite morphological It must not be similar to the varieties Serina e Zeze or who wrongly suspected as a descendant Syrah be confused. The parentage is unknown. Whether a connection to the white variety Shesh i Bardhe is not known. The late-ripening vine produces a ruby-red, mild wine with aromas of plums, apples and forest fruits. It is grown west of Tirana, where together with the Shesh i Bardhë it makes up around a third of the Albanian population. In 2010, however, no stock was shown (Kym Anderson ).

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