The red grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Aglianico di Cassano, Arvino Nero, Cirotana, Gaglioppa, Gaglioppa Nera, Gaglioppo di Cirò, Gaglioppo Paesano, Gaioppo, Galaffa, Galoffa, Galloppo, Lacrima di Cosenza, Lacrima Nera, Lancianese, Latifolia, Magliocco, Magliocco Antico, Magliocco Dolce, Montonico Nero, Morellino Pizzuto, Navarna and Uva Navarra. It should not be confused with the varieties Frappato, Gallioppo delle Marche, Magliocco Canino, Magliocco Dolce or Maiolica, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2019, it comes from a presumably natural cross between Sangiovese x Mantonico Bianco.
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