Marsigliana Nera, red wine grape variety grown in the Calabria region of its native Italy. It is also known as Marcigliana or Marcigliano.

Where grown | Calabria: it grows mainly along the Tyrrhenian (western) side of the region, especially near Lamezia Terme, as well as around Pianopoli, Belmonte Calabro, and San Pietro a Maida.

Wine styles | Marsigliana is rarely vinified as monovarietal, historically it has been used as a colouring agent. Intense bright red berry and tobacco flavors.

Wines | Calabria: Lamezia DOC (from 20 to 45%). | Scavigna DOC (0-20%). Also features in several IGT wines in Calabria.

Viticulture | Medium-small sized loosely packed bunches; medium-large sized berries. Marsigliana Nera is very disease resistant and is not very vigorous.

Bibliography

See Dr Ian d’Agata, Native Wine Grapes of Italy (University of California Press, 2014).

Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), p.185.