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Grisa Nera

The red grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Bigia, Grigia, Grisa, Grisa di Cumiana and Uva Bigia. It should not be confused with Grisa, which is hardly cultivated any more. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2020, it comes from a presumably natural cross between Avarengo x Bottagera False. The medium to late ripening, low-yielding vine is relatively resistant to fungal diseases, but tends to trickle. It produces simple red wines that are mostly blended with other local varieties. The variety is also used as table grape. It is cultivated in Piedmont in the provinces of Torino and Cuneo. However, no stock was reported in 2016 (Kym Anderson statistics).

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