The red grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Alicante Barletta, Calabrese, Castigliono, Greco, Mantonico Nero, Marchesana, Zagarese and Zagarolese; see also Greco Nero. It must not be confused with the Magliocco Canino, Magliocco Dolce or Nerello Cappuccio (Castiglione) varieties because of apparently indicative synonyms or morphological similarities. The late ripening vine is mostly used in blends with the varieties Gaglioppo, Nocera and Prunesta. It is grown almost exclusively in Calabria, where it is permitted in the DOC wine Bivongi. Small quantities are also found in Campania. In 2010, 18 hectares of vineyard area have been designated with a strong downward trend.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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