The red grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Neiret, Neret, Neretto and Neyret. However, the first three are also common for many other independent grape varieties, so that confusion is frequent (see Neretto). According to DNA analyses carried out in 2010, the variety originates from a presumably natural cross between Mayolet and Roussin. Dr. José Vouillamoz came to a different conclusion in 2011. According to his analysis, a parent-offspring relationship exists between Neret di Saint-Vincent and Rouge du Pays.
The variety is authorised in Valle d'Aosta in the DOC wines Arnad-Montjovet, Donnas, Enfer d'Arvier and Torrette. It is mainly used as a blending partner to add colour and alcohol. In 2010, 41 hectares of vineyards were designated under the name Neyret (Kym Anderson).