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Malvasia Nera di Basilicata

The red grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Cassano, Malvasia di Lucania and Malvasia Nera. It is one of the numerous varieties with the name part Malvasia. It is not a colour mutation of the white variety Malvasia Bianca di Basilicata or vice versa. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2019, it comes from a presumably natural cross between Susumaniello x unknown partner. The medium-maturing vine is resistant to both powdery mildew diseases and botrytis. It yields aromatic red wines with rather moderate alcohol and acidity. The variety is cultivated in the Basilicata region in the provinces of Matera and Potenza. It is permitted in the DOC wines Grottino di Roccanova, Terre dell'Alta Val d'Agri and Terra d'Otranto. In 2016, 39 hectares of vines were designated (Kym Anderson).

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