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This red grape variety comes from Italy. For a long time, it was considered identical to the Fortana variety (Brugnola), until DNA analyses carried out in 2006 proved its independence. A parent-offspring relationship between Brugnola and Nebbiolo was also established. It must not be confused with the Lambrusco di Fiorano (Brugnola) variety because of synonyms that seem to indicate this. The vine is resistant to botrytis and downy mildew, but susceptible to powdery mildew. It is used as a wine grape and table grape. The variety is cultivated in the Valtellina area in Lombardy. However, no stock was reported in 2016 (Kym Anderson statistics).

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