The red grape variety comes from Italy. The red grape variety comes from Italy. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, it comes from a presumably natural cross between Sciaccarello(Mammolo) x unknown partner. There are relations with the Tuscan varieties Biancone di Portoferraio, Colombana Nera and Pollera Nera. The late ripening vine produces red wines with low colour and tannin. It is mainly cultivated in the province of Massa-Carrara in Tuscany and is used there exclusively for blending. In 2010, 108 hectares of vineyards were designated (Kym Anderson).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: M.I.P.A.A.F - National Vine Certification Service