The red grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Teinturier ad Acino Retondo and Tintoria. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2020, it comes from a presumably natural cross between Teinturier du Cher x Neretto Duro. The variety was mentioned in grape variety lists in 1887 under the name Tintorello. It is grown in small quantities in northern Italy and in the centre, mainly in the regions of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Piedmont and Tuscany. However, no stocks were reported in 2016 (Kym Anderson statistics).
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