The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Colore, Colorino, Colorino di Valdarno, Raverusto and Tintiglia. Despite apparently suggestive synonyms or morphological It must not be similar to the varieties abrusco. Canaiolo Nero, Colorino Americano, Colorino di Lucca or Colorino di Pisa. Their independence was achieved in 2008 DNA analysis approved. However, it can be assumed that Colorino vineyards are mixed. The name Colorino indicates that the dark-colored, tannin-rich wine made from the fleshy, dark-colored grapes likes to be teinturier serves.
The variety is mainly in the Tuscany (Provinces of Livorno and Massa Carrara) cultivated. Here the vine is traditional for technology Governo used. It is used primarily in the DOCG areas Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano used as a coloring variety, as well as in the regions Lazio. Liguria. Brands and Umbria ( Rosso Orvietano ) grown. In 2010, 423 hectares were recorded (cym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service