The red variety comes from Italy, The name means "small bomb" and is derived from the grape form. According to a second version, the pyramidal grape resembles a child with outstretched arms, from which the name "Bambino" or "Bombino" derives. Synonyms are Bambino, Buonvino, Buonvino Nero, Calatamuro Nero, Cola Tamburo Nero, Malvasia Antica Nera and Nerona di Viggiano. According to done in 2016 DNA analysis it is a presumably natural cross between Quagliano x Bombino Bianco,
The late-ripening, high-yielding vine yields fruity, bright red wines, which are often used to blend in rosé wines. She is in the regions Apulia (largest amount), Basilicata. Lazio and Sardinia cultivated, for example, in the DOC wines Castel del Monte. Lizzano and Velletri is allowed. She is also called table grape used. In 2010, a total of 1,201 hectares of vineyards were recorded in Italy (Kym Anderson ).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures : MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service