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Uva del Monferrato

Synonymous with the grape variety Dolcetto; look there.

The red grape comes from Italy, The name means "little sweetie" and refers to the sweet, slightly acidic grapes. Synonyms are Acqui, Bathiolin, Crete de Coq, Dolcetta Nera, Dolcetto a Raspo Rosso, Dolcetto a Raspe Verde, Dolcetto Crni, Dolcetto Nero, Dolcetto Piemontese, Dolchetto, Dolcino Nero, Gros Plant, Nibièu, Nibiò, Ocanette, Ormeasco, Picot Rou , Plant de Montmélian, Ravanellino, Red-handled Dolcedo, Uva d'Acqui, Uva del Monferrato, Uva di Ovada and Uva di Roccagrimalda. According to legend, the Marchese di Clavesana issued an edict from its castle in 1303, which, under the death penalty, was prohibited from planting anything other than Dolcetto in its territory. The first reliable mention of the old, traditional variety was made in Dogliani in the province of Cuneo in 1593 Piedmont, A decree from the municipality banned the Dozzeti variety from harvesting before Matthew Day (September...

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