Calabrese Montenuovo

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Calabrese Montenuovo
Grape (Vitis)
SpeciesVitis vinifera
OriginItaly
Notable regionsCalabria, Campania

Calabrese Montenuovo is an ancient variety of red wine grape from Italy. It was discovered in a vineyard in Campania and became famous when it was found to be one of the parents of Sangiovese.[1]

History[edit]

Little is known about Calabrese Montenuovo, but the link to Sangiovese has prompted considerable research. It is believed to have originated in Calabria, hence the name.

Wine regions[edit]

Calabrese Montenuovo was found in a vineyard in Campania, but similar grapes have since been found at several sites further south, in Calabria.

Viticulture[edit]

The grapes are red.

Synonyms[edit]

Calabrese di Montenuovo. It should not be confused with other grapes that bear the Calabrese name, such as Nero d'Avola.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alley, Lynn. "Researchers Uncover Parentage of Sangiovese". Wine Spectator. Retrieved 2007-06-16.

Further reading[edit]

Vouillamoz et al., The parentage of 'Sangiovese', the most important Italian wine grape, Vitis Germany 2007, 46 (1) 19-22, ISSN 0042-7500