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Italian wine and grape guide : Spergola

Spergola

The Spergola grape owes its name to the fact that the main clusters are always accompanied by a smaller cluster. It has been present in the region of Emilia-Romagna, in the zone of the Colli di Scandiano and Canossa since the 15th century, although in recent years it has been almost forgotten, or in other cases confused with Sauvignon. It’s a variety that seemed doomed to extinction, but some sensible winemakers have managed to save it by reproducing it from some ungrafted strains dating from the period before phylloxera. Spergola has small, white berries with waxy, greenish-yellow colored skin. The bunch is pyramidal, winged, medium dense. The Spergola grape gives a wine of a straw yellow color with pale greenish highlights. The scent is characterized by floral and fruity notes of green apple. The taste is fresh, balanced and with good persistence.

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