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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Vespolina, low-yielding red grape variety known almost exclusively in, and probably native to, the area around gattinara in the piemonte region of north-west Italy. Commonly blended with its close relative nebbiolo, it was planted on just 134 ha/331 acres in 2010, occasionally in the oltrepò pavese zone across the border in lombardy, where it is known as Ughetta.