Confusing name for different grape varieties, especially in the Italian region Calabria, The part of the name Greco (there is also a white grape variety with this name) Italy used very often, but need not necessarily indicate Greek origin. Realized by the Italian ampelographer Anna Schneider in 2009 DNA analysis At the CNR Institute in Turin, several independent varieties with the name / part of the name or synonym Greco Nero resulted. The most important are:
A variety "Greco Nero" is approved in numerous DOC wines from Calabria, for example in Terre di Cosenza, However, it is unclear which of the five varieties is meant. In the statistics of Kym Anderson a total of 1,223 hectares of vineyards are reported under Greco Nero in 2010; thereof 396 for Argentina and 827 for Italy, However, it is not clear which type (s) it is.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012