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Vermentino Nero

The red grape variety (also Vermentina Nera) comes from Italy, There are genetic connections to the Spanish variety Monastrell suspects what has not yet been investigated. Likewise, one is suspected mutation to the white variety Vermentino unexplained. The medium to late ripening vine is susceptible to real ones mildew and Botrytis, It produces spicy red wines with aromas of black fruits. The variety was abandoned after World War II and then saved from extinction in the 1980s. It will be in the Tuscany grown in some provinces where they are in the DOC wines Candia dei Colli Apuani and Colline Lucchesi is allowed. In 2010, the acreage was 210 hectares with a rising trend (ten years earlier it was 143 hectares).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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