The red grape variety is a new breed between Barbera x Croatina ( Bonarda ). Synonyms are Barbera x Bonarda 108, Incrocio Fregoni 108 and IF 108. The crossing took place in 1970 at the University of Piacenza in Italy by the breeder Mario Fregoni. The medium-maturing vine yields alcohol-rich, very strong colored red wines, which are often used for blending with the maternal variety Barbera. The variety is in the region Emilia-Romagna grown. In 2010, four hectares of vineyards were designated (Kym Anderson ).
Pictures: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service