The red grape variety comes from Italy; the name is derived from the leaf shape (foglia = leaf, tonda = round). Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Casetta (Lambrusco a Foglia Tonda), enantio (Foja Tonda) or Malbo Gentile be confused. According to 2008 DNA analysis there is one Parent-offspring relationship with the variety Sangiovese, The medium-ripening vine shows an exceptionally high proportion phenols in the berry bowls. It produces dark-colored, full-bodied red wines with aging potential with appropriate expansion. The variety used to be in the south of the Tuscany widespread, but almost extinct by the early 1990s. It is now increasing again mainly in the provinces of Firenze, Pistoia and Siena Chianti Classico grown and used as a blend with Sangiovese. The variety is, for example, in the DOC wines Orcia and Valdichiana Toscana authorized. In 2010 a vineyard area of 101 hectares was shown (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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