Calabrese Montenuovo

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Calabrese Montenuovo
Grape (Vitis)
SpeciesVitis vinifera
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]


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.


The grapes are red.


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

See also[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