Negrara Trentina, vigorous, productive red grape variety found in Italy, the most commonly found of the Negrara group of varieties which are related in name only. DNA profiling revealed a parent–offspring relationship with Enantio (Vouillamoz, 2015).
Where grown | Trentino, Alto Adige and Veneto.
In the vineyard | Negrara Trentino is easy to spot in the vineyard due to its pentagonal leaf, and large-sized, compact, five-lobed bunch with large berries. The compact bunch makes it prone to botrytis. Negrara Trentino is very sensitive to peronospera (downy mildew), less so to powdery mildew (oidium).
Wine style | Medium dark red colour. Grapey, herbal, red currant flavours. Bright, fresh mouthfeel. Light sour red fruit. Underbrush notes. Appealing light to medium-bodied, low alcohol high-acid wine.
Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), p146-7.
Oxford Companion to Wine 4th edition ed. Jancis Robinson MW and Julia Harding MW (Oxford University Press, 2015), p.496 by Dr José Vouillamoz.