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Grape Variety: Nero d'Avola

Variety Name Nero d'Avola
TTB Approved Name(s) Nero d'Avola
Common Synonyms Calabrese
All Synonyms Alba de Calabria, Calabrese, Calabrese Cappuciu nero, Calabrese d'Avola, Calabrese de Calabria, Calabrese di Noto, Calabrese Dolce, Calabrese nero, Calabrese Pittatello, Calabrese Pizuto, Calabrese Pizzutello, Calabrese Pizzutello con la Foglia Rotonda, Calabrese Pizzuto, Calabreser weiss, Calabria, Calabriai Fekete, Calabrisi d'Avola, Fekete Calabriai, Kalabriai Fekete, Raisin de Calabre noir, Strugeri de Calabria, Uva de Calabria
Countries of Origin Italy
Species Vitis vinifera
Berry Color Black
Uses Wine
Comments This variety is known equally in Italy as Calabrese and Nero d'Avola. The name Nero d'Avola is associated with Sicilian plantings.

Nero d'Avola Selections

Information about:          Selection Numbers     |     Registration Status
  Nero d'Avola 01 (proprietary)
Registration Status Provisional Provisional Status is an important term used in the regulations of the California Department of Food & Agriculture's Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Grapevine selections with Provisional Status have successfully completed all required disease testing, but have not been confirmed as true to variety. Propagation material from Provisional selections qualifies for release subject to the understanding on the part of the customer that the identity has yet to be confirmed.
Protocol 2010 Qualifies for Protocol 2010.
Source France
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner.
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary
Comments This proprietary selection from France is from Pepiniere Guillaume in Charcenne, France. It was imported in 2007 and is distributed through Guillaume Grapevine Nursery and its licensees.

  Nero d'Avola 02.1
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Private vineyard in Mendocino County, California
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments Nero d’Avola 02 was donated to the Foundation Plant Services public grapevine collection in 2003 from a private vineyard in Mendocino County, California. In initial testing, the selection tested positive for multiple viruses. Nero d’Avola 02 underwent microshoot tip tissue culture disease elimination therapy at FPS in 2007 to eliminate the viruses. The selection successfully completed testing for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program in 2011 and was planted in the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard. After successful completion of testing under the 2010 Protocol in 2012, Nero d'Avola 02 was planted in the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard as Nero d'Avola 02.1. For a description of the Nero d’Avola selections at FPS, see the FPS 2009 Grape Program Newsletter, ‘FPS Pipeline Spotlight: Nero d’Avola’, at, in the Publications section.