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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Mammolo, heavily perfumed, historic red grape variety producing wines which supposedly smell of violets, or mammole, in central Italy. It seems to have played a significant genetic role in several Tuscan vine varieties. A permitted ingredient in chianti, and vino nobile di montepulciano, it was planted on 50 ha/123 acres in 2010. Today it is quantitatively much more important as Corsica’s sciacarello.