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Pollera Nera

The red grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Corlaga, Corlage, Palera, Polera, Pollara Nera and Pollora Nera. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, it comes from a presumably natural cross between Sciaccarello (Mammolo) x unknown partner. Therefore, the varieties Biancone di Portoferraio, Caloria and Colombana Nera are related to it. A distinction is made between the two varieties Pollera Corlaga and Pollera Commune. The medium-ripening vine produces neutral-tasting, simple red wines that are usually blended with Sangiovese. It was mentioned in 1821 by the naturalist Giuseppe Acerbi (1773-1846) as a widespread variety in Liguria and Tuscany. Today it is cultivated in the Ligurian area of Cinque Terre and in the Tuscan province of Massa Carrara. There, for example, it is permitted in the DOC wine Colli di Luni. The Italian area under cultivation in 2016 was 32 hectares (Kym Anderson).

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