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Pollera Nera (Corlaga, Corlage, Palera, Polera)
Pollera Nera is a relatively rare and lesser-known grape variety that is mostly grown in small quantities in the Lombardy region. It is often used in blends to add complexity and freshness to the wines. The name "Pollera Nera" translates to "black pullet" in Italian
Varietal Origin: Pollera Nera is a red grape variety that is native to the Lombardy region in Northern Italy, specifically in the Oltrepò Pavese area. It is also known by other names such as Corlaga, Corlage, Palera, and Polera.
Typical Taste Profile: Pollera Nera wines are known for their medium-bodied profile and vibrant red fruit flavors. They often exhibit notes of red cherry, raspberry, and plum, along with hints of herbs and spices. Pollera Nera wines are typically fresh and juicy, with moderate tannins and acidity, making them approachable and versatile.
Regional Styles: Pollera Nera is primarily grown and produced in the Oltrepò Pavese area of Lombardy, Italy. It is used to produce both varietal wines as well as blended wines, often with other local grape varieties such as Barbera and Croatina. Pollera Nera wines are typically aged in stainless steel or neutral oak to preserve their fresh fruit flavors.