The red grape variety (also Calabrese Montenuovo) comes from Italy, The unknown vine was in an old vineyard called Montenuovo in the area Campi Flegrei in Campania found. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Nero d'Avola or Sangiovese (both synonymous with Calabrese) to be confused. By DNA analysis was in 2004 as a Sangiovese parent the variety Ciliegiolo determined. The biologist Dr. Joseph. Vouillamoz and his colleague Stella Grando then succeeded in 2007 as the second parent to identify Calabrese di Montenuovo. In addition, one was Parent-offspring relationship to the Calabrian variety Magliocco Canino detected. She is now being cultivated in the Campania province of Napoli. In 2010, however, no stock was reported (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012