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Groppello di Mocasina

The red grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Gropel, Gropella Nera, Gropel Moliner, Groppello di Santo Stefano, Groppello di S Stefano, Groppello Mocasina, Groppello Moliner and Groppello San Stefano. The name Groppello (or similar) is used in northern Italy to designate several independent grape varieties, the name being derived from "Gropo", which in a local dialect means "knot" after the appearance of the grapes. Despite apparently suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities, it should not be confused with the varieties Groppello dei Berici, Groppello di Revò, Groppello Gentile or Pignola Valtellinese (Groppello di Breganze). The medium ripening vine is susceptible to botrytis. It produces ruby red wines with a low tannin content and a forest berry aroma, which also have ageing potential. The variety is cultivated in Lombardy in the area of Lake Garda, where it is permitted in the DOC wines Garda and Riviera del Garda Bresciano, for example. In 2016, 24 hectares of vineyard area have been identified with a decreasing tendency (statistics Kym Anderson).

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