The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Aboto and Cecubo. According to in 2010 DNA analysis the strain is said to be from a probably natural cross Piedirosso x Casa Vecchia originated, which contradicts the descent of the Casaveccia (see there) The medium maturing vine produces alcohol-rich red wines with aging potential. It is mainly found in the region Lazio, but also in Campania grown. The synonym Cecubo is associated with the famous antique wine Caecubum, This is also used for marketing purposes by a Campanian producer (Villa Matilde) and a cuvée called "Cecubo" is produced. The antiquity However, the original was a white wine. The area under cultivation in 2010 was only 37 hectares with an extremely downward trend (ten years earlier it had been 696 hectares).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service