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Molinara - The elegance of an underrated Italian grape variety
Molinara, one of Italy's lesser-known red grape varieties, deserves more attention for its unique characteristics and its contribution to the country's rich wine tradition. From the sun-drenched hillsides of the provinces of Mantua and Verona to the shores of Lake Garda, its influence stretches across the picturesque landscape of northern Italy. In this article, we will take an in-depth look at Molinara and explore its many facets.

Main uses of the grape variety
Molinara is an essential component of some of northern Italy's most famous wines, including Valpolicella, Bardolino and Amarone. Its presence in these wines gives them a subtle elegance and a pleasant aroma that complements the variety of flavors. As a blending partner, Molinara plays an important role and gives the wines a balanced structure and finesse.

Growing area and terroir
The Molinara growing area extends across the picturesque provinces of Mantua and Verona, where the unique terroir offers ideal conditions for growing this grape. The calcareous soils and temperate climate help Molinara grapes to develop their characteristic aromas and structure. The proximity to Lake Garda and the surrounding mountains give the wines a unique freshness and minerality.

Ageing in wooden barrels and shelf life
Ageing in wooden barrels is a common practice in the production of Molinara wines. This process allows the aromas to deepen and the wine gains complexity and depth. The fine structure and elegant acidity of Molinara wines make them ideal candidates for long storage. Under the right conditions, these wines can gain complexity over time and develop into true treasures.

Interesting characteristic and historical reference
An interesting characteristic of Molinara is its light color and medium alcohol content, which distinguish it from other red grape varieties. Historically, Molinara has a long tradition in the Veneto region and has played an important role in local wine production for centuries.

Overall, Molinara is a fascinating grape variety that offers a rich history, unique characteristics and a variety of possibilities for wine lovers. Its subtle elegance and finesse make it a valuable part of the Italian wine world and deserves a prominent position in vineyards and people's hearts. - Gerardo [TS03/24]

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