The red variety (also Rigotti 123-4) is a new breed between Carmenère x Teroldego, During a year 2000 DNA analysis has the parentage specified in the breed list Cabernet Franc x Marzemino proved wrong. However, this is based on only eight DNA markers (see below molecular Genetics ). The crossing took place in 1950 by the Italian botanist Rebo Rigotti at the Weinbauinstitut San Michele all'Adige (Region Trentino-Alto Adige ). The medium to late-ripening vine is generally resistant to fungal diseases, The variety is in small quantities in the province of Lecce in Apulia grown. In 2010, one hectare of vineyard was reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Pictures: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service