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The red grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Magliocco, Notary Domenico and San Nicola. It is possibly named after the 14th century Apulian poet Notary Domenico. It was first mentioned in 1877 by the ampelographer Giuseppe di Rovasenda (1824-1913). According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, it comes from a presumably natural cross between Susumaniello (red) x Carricante (white). However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see molecular genetics). The early to medium ripening vine is cultivated in the province of Brindisi in Puglia. There it is registered in the Ostuni DOC area. In 2016, 9 hectares of vine area were designated (Kym Anderson).

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