It is one of the permitted blending components in the Denominazione di origine controllata wines of Pinerolese.
These grapes are mostly combined with Avana, Neretta Cuneese and some other territorial Piemontese red varieties.
It is a must that red wines created from Pinerolo Denominazione di origine controllata have at least fifteen percent of Avarengo grapes.
Experts believe that the name Avarengo came from the Latin word avaro, which means “stingy” and presumably refers to the vine’s susceptibility to produce low harvests even in developing vines.
Avarengo is an old grape variety located at Val Chisone to Pomaretto in the Pinerolese of Piemonte on the northwest of Italy.
Based from the DNA parentage evaluation, it was apparently established that Avarengo is an offspring of Grisa Nera; an old Piemontese variety.
Also, this parentage analysis implies that there is a close genetic relationship between Avarengo and Ner d’Ala from the northern part of Piemonte.
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