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Tintilia del Molise (grape variety)

The red grape variety (also Tintilia) probably comes from Spain, Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities to the variety mazuelo (with the synonym Tintilia), grown in Campania and Sardinia Tintilia or the Spanish Tintilia de Rota be confused. The medium to late ripening vine is susceptible to various fungal diseases such as the real and the wrong mildew such as Botrytis, but extremely resistant to drought and chlorosis, It produces full-bodied red wines with gentle tannins and diverse aromas of blackberries, cherries and plums.

Tintilia del Molise - grape and leaf

The variety was reportedly imported from Spain to the Italian region of Molise in the mid-18th century. According to 2006 DNA analysis it is closely related to the variety Parraleta, which seems to confirm the Spanish origin. The almost extinct variety was revived, what the winery cipressi in San Felice Del Molise in the province of Campobasso ( Molise ) had a significant share. It is in the DOC areas Pentro di Isernia and Tintilia del Molise authorized. There are also small quantities in the province of Chieti ( Abruzzo ). In 2010 a total of 111 hectares of vineyards were recorded in Italy (Kym Anderson ).

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

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