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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Grasă, the ‘fat’ white grape of cotnari in romania, where it is grown exclusively. Total plantings had reached 566 ha/1,398 acres by 2013. It can reach extremely high must weights but needs the balancing acidity of grapes such as Tǎmâioasǎ Românească in a blend. In 1958, Grasă grapes in Cotnari reached a sugar concentration of 520 g/l. The vine is usefully sensitive to noble rot and is thought to be the same as Hungary’s Köverszolo but this had not been proved by dna profiling in 2014.