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The red grape variety originates from Sardinia-Italy. Synonyms are Nieddaera, Nireddie and Pistamatta. It must not be confused with the varieties Mazuelo, Monica Nera, the genetically related Pascale or Perricone according to DNA analyses, despite seemingly indicating synonyms or morphological similarities. The parentage is unknown. As with many other Sardinian varieties, it is thought to have been introduced from Spain during the Spanish occupation (1323-1720). The medium-maturing vine yields red wines with aromas of liquorice and cherries. The variety, which is threatened with extinction, was successfully reactivated by the producer Contini. It is cultivated in the province of Oristano. In 2016, 91 hectares of vineyards were designated (Kym Anderson statistics).

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