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Negrara grapes

by | Jan 25, 2017

Negara is one famous red wine grape variety that hails from Italy. To be more precise, this grape variety encounters its plantation and growth in the Veneto region of Italy.


It is also a permitted variety of grape in the Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) wine, Amarone. This grape variety is a dark skinned grape variety which is sometimes used as a blending component in the wines of Valpolicella as well as Bardolino in a less quantity.

Apart from the Veneto region, the plantation and cultivation of this red wine grape variety are also carried out in the Trentino-Alto Adige region.

There are a number of sub varieties of this red wine grape variety. The most common of these varieties is the Negrara Trentina.

It is unambiguous if this grape variety has been named after its black skin or after the commune of Negrar in Verona, the region where it is generally planted.

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This grape was once very much planted in the region of its native place. However, by the beginning of the 21st century, the plantation went on the verge of decline.

The vines of this grape variety produce the compact-winged bunches that comprise of medium-sized berries that are bluish-black as to its color.

These vines are however very susceptible to downy mildew, powdery mildew and botrytis. The DNA profiling of this red wine grape variety has revealed that it could be either an offspring or a parent of Enantio.

This red wine grape variety is addressed under a number of names. The major synonyms of this red wine grape variety include the names like Cabonera, Barthaeuser, Carbonera, Doleara, Doleana, Dovenzana, Fraccaroli Nera, Edelschwarze, Negrara Comune, Keltertraube, Negrara Veronese, Negruzo, Negrera di Gattinara, Negrara Trentina, Salzen, Nera Fraccaroli, Schwarzhottler, Tirodala, Terodala, Zovean as well as Zottelwaelsche.

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This red wine grape variety is said to have originated in the region of Trentino, Alto Adige as well as Veneto. According to a famous ampelographer, Alberti, this grape wine is somewhere related to Negrara thirty.

Also, in some cases, this grape variety is often quoted as Negrara negronza, however, various other ampelographers contradict the former study laid down by Alberti and they claim that it is different from thirty.

Today, this red wine grape variety is almost a deceased grape variety that hardly finds its existence in different vines throughout the world.

Wines with Negrara grapes


If we take the regard of the vines of this grape variety, these vines are medium to late maturing grape vines which are very much susceptible to botrytis, powdery mildew as well as downy mildew.

The vines of this grape variety traditionally grow in selected small sites and along the traditional pergolas trellising. The grapes of this wine are used both as a blending grape and varietal grape.

In the region of Valpolicella, the varietal of this grape variety is used in a full bodied DOCG straw known as Amarone. The percentage of this grape variety in this wine could be relatively high as 5 percent.

Most of the wines of this red wine grape variety need to be aged for a minimum period of two years so that they could exhibit all their fine properties as to their final tasting.

This grape variety is also blended with a number of grape varieties and the resulting wines so produced are very much fruity and rosy as to their flavor.

The wines prepared out of this white wine grape variety are very dark-skinned as to their appearance and this is why they look very impressive on the table.

These wines retain a very good level of acidity along with good tannins and this is why they are used in both the forms, blending as well as varietal wines.

Most of the wines produced out of this red wine grape variety hint the drinker towards the aromas of peachy and spicy flavors.

Food pairing

All the wines produced out of this red wine grape variety can be paired well with the food items such as pastissada de manzo, air-dried bresaola as well as mature Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. These wines also complement the regular vegetables as well as plum cake.


Michael Bredahl

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