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Grape (Vitis)
Color of berry skinNoir
SpeciesVitis vinifera
Also calledUva Del Soldato, Ruggia, and other synonyms
Notable regionsCalabria
Formation of seedsComplete
Sex of flowersHermaphrodite
VIVC number9794

Prunesta is a rare native Italian red wine grape variety. According to Ian D'Agata in Native Wine Grapes of Italy: "It has a midium-sized, very stocky, pyramidal, winged bunch, with large, oval, blue-black berries."[1] It is a component of 10 Calabrian IGT wines, primarily in the Province of Reggio Calabria and the Province of Crotone.[2]


Bermestia Nera, Bermestia Rossa, Bermestia Violacea, Bermestia Violata, Pergola Rossa, Pergolese Di Tivoli, Pergonesi Di Tivoli, Prunesta Di Ruovo, Prunesta Di Ruvo, Prunesta Nera, Prunesta Rossa, Prunesta Violacea, Prunestra Rosso Violacea, Uva D'inverno, Uva Del Soldato, Uva Roja, Uva Rossa Di Cagliari[3]

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  1. ^ D'Agata, Ian (2014). Native Wine Grapes of Italy. University of California Press. p. 527. ISBN 978-0-520-27226-2.
  2. ^ "Informazioni sulla varietà Prunesta". Registro Nazionale della Varietà di Vite. Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali. Retrieved 2017-09-23.
  3. ^ "PRUNESTA". Vitis International Variety Catalogue VIVC. Julius Kühn-Institut - Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants (JKI), Institute for Grapevine Breeding - Geilweilerhof (ZR). August 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-17.