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Groppello of Revò

Groppello of Revò
The vine Groppello of Revò belongs to the family of Groppelli, originating in the area from Lake Garda all originating from the area that goes from Lago di Garda to Val di Non in Trentino. Many Latin authors wrote about this variety, including Virgil and Pliny the Elder. Compared to other Groppelli varieties, Groppello di Mocasina, widespread in Lombardy, produces more intense and full-bodied wines. Often, however, the sub varieties are mixed together. Groppello name comes from lump (“nodo” in the Venetian dialect), as the berries of this variety are closely packed. Groppello vine is found mostly in Veneto (in the provinces of Vicenza, Verona and Treviso), Trentino and Lombardy (in the provinces of Brescia and Bergamo). The berry is black, medium, spherical, slightly flattened with skin of medium consistency, covered with bloom, homogeneous, blue-black colored. At times this grape has a slightly herbaceous flavor. Its bunch is small, cylindrical or cylindrical-conical, rarely with a small lump, very compact and with a medium, pentagonal, three-lobed or five-lobed leaf. The vine Groppello di Revò prefers loose soil, well exposed, that ensure a good maturation and better defense against attacks of botrytis. The wine made from the Groppello di Revò grape variety has a ruby-red color with medium acidity and full-body, soft and round on the palate, slightly spicy.

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