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Vermentino Nero

The red grape variety (also Vermentina Nera) comes from Italy, It will be genetic links to the Spanish variety Monastrell suspected, but that has not yet been investigated. Likewise is a suspected one mutation to the white species Vermentino unexplained. The medium to late ripening vine is prone to real mildew and Botrytis, It produces spicy red wines with aromas of black fruits. The variety was abandoned after the Second World War and then saved from extinction in the 1980s. She 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 an upward 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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