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Avarengo grapes

by | Jan 6, 2018

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Avarengo is an Italian red wine grape variety which is primarily grown in the Piedmont region of the northwest area of Italy.

Avarengo grapes

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.

Wines with 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.

Characteristics of Avarengo

The Avarengo is considered as mid-ripening grape variety which is remarkable for producing very low harvest yields.

Wine grape varieties

Characteristics of Avarengo Wines

Since Avarengo grapes are used for creating blends, they have the capability to produce varietal wines with exceptional quality. They usually have violet-ruby color, spicy aromas and have fine balance of acid and tannin.

Food Pairings

Avarengo wines match with different types of food such as Porcini mushroom soup, grilled duck with walnut pesto and spaghetti with meatballs. Great food pairings touché most drinkers’ experiences.

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