The red grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Rossera, Rossola, Rossoladure and Rossolo. It must not be confused with the Monastrell (with synonym Rossola Nera), Rossara Trentina, Rossignola or Rossolino Nero varieties, even if the synonyms or similarities in names seem to indicate this. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2004, she is a direct descendant of Nebbiolo and a parent of Rossolino Nero. The late maturing vine is susceptible to powdery mildew and botrytis, but resistant to spring frosts. The variety is cultivated in the Valtellina Valley in Lombardy, where it is often blended with Nebbiolo. The area under cultivation in 2010 was 86 hectares, with a downward trend (Kym Anderson).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: M.I.P.A.A.F - National Vine Certification Service