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Variety Details - Aleatico

Description:

Aleatico is a red wine grape that ampelographers suspect may be a mutation of the Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains vine. It is notable for being the primary grape in the cult wine Aleatico di Portoferraio made in Elba. It is grown most commonly in the Puglia and Lazio region of Italy. In Chile is known as Red Moscatel. The grape has also been cultivated at Mudgee in New South Wales and in California.

Additional Notes:

Grape Colour: Black
Also called: Red Moscatel, Livatica, Leatico and Agliano
Origin: Italy
Major regions: Apulia, Lazio, Chile, New South Wales, California
Notable wines: Aleatico di Portoferraio