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Uva de Calabria

Synonym for the grape variety Nero d'Avola; look there.

The red grape variety comes from Sicily - Italy, The name means The Black from Avola to 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 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 point to a Calabrian origin. The synonym name part used "Calabrese" but has nothing Calabria but is an Italianization of the Sicilian dialect name "Calaurisi", which means "coming from...

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