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Grape Variety: Abrusco

Variety Name Abrusco
TTB Approved Name(s) Lambrusco
Common Synonyms Colorino
All Synonyms Abrostalo, Abrostine, Abrostino, Abrusco nero, Abrusio, Colore or Colorino, Lambrusco, Raverusto
Countries of Origin Italy
Berry Color Black
Uses Wine
Comments This is an ancient Tuscan variety used in Chianti blends. (Reference 80).

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Abrusco Selections

Information about:          Selection Numbers     |     Registration Status
  Abrusco 01
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 Italy
Treatments Heat treatment 73 days , Tissue Culture Excision
Comments This selection came to the University of California, Davis, Department of Viticulture & Enology, in February, 1940, from Italy. The grape material came with the name 'Lambrusco' and was sent by Enrico Prati. The selection was planted in the vineyard of the Department of Viticulture & Enology (locations B129:5-6 and I64:3). Lambrusco 01 came to Foundation Plant Services in the mid-1960's for testing, where it first underwent heat treatment and then disease testing. The selection was first planted in the foundation vineyard in 1967. The name of the selection was changed to Abrusco 01 in 2016 after DNA analysis matched the selection to Colorino (prime name Abrusco).