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Uva de Calabria

Synonymous with the grape variety Nero d'Avola; look there.

The red grape variety comes from Sicily - Italy, The name means The "Black from Avola" after the small town in the southeast of the island in the province of Siracusa. Synonyms are Calabrese (the second main name), Calabrese d'Avola, Calabrese de Calabria, Calabrese di Vittoria, Calabrese Dolce, Niureddu Calavrisi, Strugeri de Calabria and Uva de Calabria. It was first described in 1696 by the Sicilian botanist Francesco Cupani (1657-1710) under the name Calavrisi, which could indicate a Calabrian origin. The synonymous part of the name "Calabrese" has nothing to do with Calabria to do, but is an Italianization of the Sicilian dialect name "Calaurisi", which means something like "grape...

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