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Avanzi Agricola S.r.l.
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Rotwein 2004 Table wine/Vino da Tavola Montecorno Brunetto, Lombardy, Italy

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Variety: Rebo
Registration number: #CFA-L2004

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Last reviewed: 28 April, 2010

The Italian region with the capital Milano (Milan) lies in the far north and borders on Switzerland. Viticulture here goes back to the Etruscans, Venetians, Ligurians and Romans. The Mantuan-born poet and classic of Latin school literature Virgil (70-19 B.C.) tells of "rivers, lakes, olive trees, vines and golden fields of grain" in his homeland. He probably meant the hills around Lake Garda. The extensive Po Valley is mainly used for agriculture and livestock farming. The vineyards cover 24,700 hectares of vines. The best wine-growing areas are mainly located in the large area of the lakes Lago di Como, Lago di Garda and Lago...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, with origins dating back at least to 1,000 BC. At that time, the Etruscans appeared in central Italy and settled areas of the four present-day regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origin of Italian wine culture lies primarily in Greek colonisation, which brought Greek viticultural culture to the peninsula beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the land ideal for...

The red grape variety is a new cross between Merlot x Teroldego according to a DNA analysis carried out in 2013. The paternity of Marzemino given in the breeding list turned out to be wrong. Synonyms or breeding numbers are I.R. 107-3, Rigotti 107-3 and Incrocio Rigotti 107-3. Incidentally, the Sennen variety was also created with the same parents. The cross was made in 1948 by the botanist Rebo Rigotti at the viticultural institute San Michele all'Adige (Trentino-South Tyrol). The medium to late ripening vine is generally resistant to fungal diseases. It...

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