The red grape variety (also Gelleuza) comes from the island Malta, By done in 2010 DNA analysis became a suspected relationship with the Italian variety mammolo disproved; the parentage is unknown. The medium to late ripening vine is susceptible to Botrytis and generally for fungal diseases, It produces simple, low-alcohol red wines with gentle tannins and aromas of spices and cherries. The variety is often with Syrah blended and also used for rosé wines. It is also called table grape used. No stocks were shown in 2010 (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012