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The grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Oltremarina, Tarmarina, Termarina Rossa, Tramarina, Uva di Corinto, Uva Passarina and Uva Passerina. It was first described in 1840 by a Bertozzi as a variety from Reggio Emilia. There were visibly white and black versions. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2005, this is not a colour mutation of the Termarina Bianca variety, which is hardly cultivated anymore (or vice versa). It is also not (as previously suspected) identical to the variety Corinto Nero(Corinthiaki). In the VIVC catalogue, the dark-berry Termarina is listed as a mutation of the Sciaccarello(Mammolo) variety.

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