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Manto Negro

This red grape variety comes from the island of Mallorca (Spain). Synonyms are Cabelis, Cabellis, Mantonegro, Mantos Negro, Mantuo Negro, Moll and Prensal. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, it comes from a presumably natural cross between Sabaté x Callet Cas Concos Negro. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see Molecular Genetics for more information). The medium to late ripening vine is relatively resistant to both powdery mildews, but susceptible to botrytis. It yields bright red, high-alcohol red wines with fruity aromas. The variety is mainly cultivated on the largest Balearic island of Mallorca, where it is permitted in the DO areas of Binissalem and Plà i Llevant. There, it is mostly blended with the Callet variety. In 2016, 311 hectares of vines were declared (Kym Anderson statistics).

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