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Bombino Nero

This red grape variety comes from Italy. The name means "little bomb" and derives from the shape of the grape. According to a second version, the pyramid-shaped grape resembles a child with outstretched arms, from which the name "Bambino" or "Bombino" is derived. Synonyms are Bambino, Buonvino, Buonvino Nero, Calatamuro Nero, Cola Tamburo Nero, Malvasia Antica Nera and Nerona di Viggiano. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2016, it is a presumably natural cross between Quagliano x Bombino Bianco. The late-ripening, high-yielding vine produces fruity, bright red wines that are often used for blending in rosé wines. It is cultivated in the regions of Apulia (largest quantity), Basilicata, Latium and Sardinia, where it is permitted, for example, in the DOC wines Castel del Monte, Lizzano and Velletri. It is also used as table grape. In 2016, a total of 865 hectares of vines were designated in Italy (Kym Anderson).

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