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Molinara

The red grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Brepon, Brepon Molinaro, Breppon, Breppon Molinaro, Molinara Ciara, Molinara Rada, Molinara Rossa, Molinaro, Mulinara, Rossanella, Rossara, Uva del Mulino, Uva Salà and Uva Salata. The name (mill) is derived from the berries, which look like they have been dusted with flour. It must not be confused with the Molinera, which has a similar name. The late ripening vine is resistant to fungal diseases. It produces light red, acid-rich red wines with relatively low alcohol content, which are mainly used as blends. The variety is grown mainly in the Veneto region, but also in Lombardy, where it is permitted in the DOC wines Bardolino, Garda Colli Mantovani and Valpolicella. The cultivated area in Italy is 605 hectares. There are other stocks in Brazil (0.1 hectares) and Spain (4 hectares). In 2016, a total of 609 hectares of vineyard area were designated, with a strong downward trend (Kym Anderson).

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