The red variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Barsullina, Bersaglina, Massareta and Massaretta. There are morphological Similarities with the variety Sangiovese, The medium maturing vine is sensitive to the real mildew, It produces ruby red wines with high tannin and alcohol content and fruity aromas, which are mainly used for blending. The variety is mainly in the Tuscany grown in the province of Massa-Carrara, where they are in the DOC wines Candia dei Colli Apuani and Colli di Luni is allowed. There is a small stock under the name Massaretta in Liguria, In 2010, a vineyard of 17 hectares was reported.
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures : MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service