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Sambiase

Synonym for the grape variety Greco Nero; see there.

Confusing name for different, at least partially unrelated grape varieties in the Italian region of Calabria. The name component Greco (there is also a white grape variety with this designation) is used very often in Italy, but does not necessarily indicate a Greek origin. DNA analyses carried out by the Italian ampelographer Anna Schneider in 2009 at the CNR Institute in Turin revealed several independent varieties with the name/name component or synonym Greco Nero. The most important are:

  • Castiglione (with synonym Greco)
  • Greco Nero - see below
  • Greco Nero di SibariGreco Nero di...

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