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The red grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Ancellotta di Massenzatico, Ancellotti, Lancellotta, Lancelotta and Uino. It was a crossing partner in the new variety Galotta. The late-ripening vine produces dark-coloured, fruity, rather low-acid red wines. It is mainly cultivated in Emilia-Romagna, where it is used for the production of RCGM (rectified grape must concentrate) and as a teinturier (colour enhancer) of the light-coloured Lambrusco varieties. The variety is permitted here in the DOC wines Colli di Faenza, Colli di Rimini, Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa, Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce, Modena and Reggiano. There are also additional areas in the regions of Apulia, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardy (DOC wine Lambrusco Mantovano), Piedmont, Veneto and Sardinia. The Italian cultivation area totals 4,343 hectares. There are also other stocks in Argentina (302 ha), Brazil (99 ha) and Switzerland (19 ha). The variety occupied a total of 4,774 hectares of vineyards in 2010. It is ranked 113th in the world grape variety ranking.

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