The red grape variety (also Calabrese Montenuovo) comes from Italy, The unknown vine was planted in an old vineyard called Montenuovo in the Campi Flegrei area Campania found. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Nero d'Avola or Sangiovese (both synonymous with Calabrese). By DNA analysis became the variety in 2004 as a Sangiovese parent Ciliegiolo determined. The biologist Dr. Joseph. Vouillamoz and his colleague Dr. Stella Grando then managed to identify Calabrese di Montenuovo as the second parent in 2007. In addition, one Parent-offspring relationship to the Calabrian variety Magliocco Canino detected. It is now cultivated in the Campanian province of Napoli. In 2010, however, no stock was shown (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012