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Aleatico di Spagna

Synonym for the grape variety Ciliegiolo; see there.

The red grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Albana Nera, Aleatico di Spagna, Brunellone, Canaiolo Romano, Ciliegino, Ciliegiolo di Spagna, Ciliegiolo Nero, Ciliegiona Nera, Ciliegioulo Nero, Ciliegiulo, Ciliegiuolo, Ciligiolo Nero, Criminese, Mazzèse, Riminese, Riminese ad Uva Rossa, Riminese di Color di Potercole, Riminese Noire, Sangiovese Polveroso and Sangiovese Polveroso Bonechi The variety was first mentioned towards the end of the 16th century by the Italian agronomist Giovanni Soderini (1526-1596) as Ciriegiuolo Dolce in Tuscany. This (and as yet unproven links with Spanish varieties) also refutes the hypothesis that the variety was introduced from Spain around 1870 by Santiago de Compostela pilgrims. According to another hypothesis,...

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