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The red grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Aboto and Cecubo. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2010, the variety is said to have originated from a probably natural crossbreeding Piedirosso x Casavecchia, which is, however, in contradiction to the Casaveccia descent (see there). The medium-ripening vine produces alcohol-rich red wines with ageing potential. It is mainly cultivated in the Lazio region, but also in Campania. The synonym Cecubo is associated with the famous ancient wine Caecubum. A Campanian producer (Villa Matilde) also uses this for marketing purposes and produces a cuvée called "Cecubo". The antique original was however a white wine. In 2016, the Italian cultivated area was only 18 hectares with an extreme downward trend (statistics Kym Anderson).

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