The red grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Ancellotta di Massenzatico, Ancellotti, Lancellotta, Lancelotta and Uino. It was a cross-breeding partner in the new breeding Galotta. The late maturing vine produces dark coloured, fruity red wines with low acidity. It is mainly cultivated in Emilia-Romagna, where it is used for the production of RTK (Rectified Grape Must Concentrate) and as a complexion enhancer for the light-coloured Lambrusco varieties. The variety is authorised 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 other areas in the regions of Apulia, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardy (DOC wine Lambrusco Mantovano), Piedmont, Veneto and Sardinia. The total Italian area under cultivation is 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 worldwide grape variety ranking.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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