The red grape variety comes from Italy
. It must not be confused with Sangiovese
(Morellino) or Morellino del Valdarno
, despite the fact that it appears to have synonyms or morphological
or name similarities. According to DNA analyses
carried out in 2008, there is a parent-offspring relationship
between Morellino del Casentino and Sangiovese (but the most likely parent is Sangiovese). The variety used to be cultivated in Tuscany
, but is no longer of any importance today.