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The red grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Cozzomaniello, Cuccimaniello, Cuccipaniello, Greco Nero di Cosenza, Grismaniello, Lacrima Nera di Barletta, Mondonico, Puledro, Somarello Nero, Susomaniello, Susumariello Nero, Uva Nera, Zingarello, Zingariello, Zuzomaniello and Zuzumaniello. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2007, it is the result of a presumably natural cross between the Italian leading variety Garganega x Uva Sacra (table grape). It is a parent of the Notardomenico variety. According to an unverifiable hypothesis it is said to have come from Dalmatia(Croatia). The medium ripening vine is very productive, which is indicated by its name. With the many grapes you can pack a donkey, so to speak. The expression "Susu lu somariello!" means "Run donkey run! However, it is a phenomenon that after about ten years the yield capacity shrinks extremely. This was also the main reason for the decline of the grape variety. It produces colour-intensive, acidic red wines with aromas of red fruits. It is registered in Puglia in the DOC red wines Brindisi, Ostuni and Squinzano. In 2016, eight hectares of vineyards were designated (Kym Anderson).

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