The red grape variety (also Merano Vernatsch) originates from Italy. The variety is a member of the heterogeneous name group Schiava. The origin (parentage) is unknown. It is possibly a variant or mutation of the Schiava Grossa variety. It is cultivated under the name Meraner Vernatsch by the Meran Winery. In 2016, however, no stocks were reported (Kym Anderson statistics).
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