The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Gropel, Gropel Nones, Groppello Anaune and Nostola Nero. With Groppello (Gropel, Gropello or similar) are referred to in northern Italy, several independent varieties, which derives the name of "Gropo", which means according to a local dialect "knot" according to the appearance of the grapes. The parentage is unknown. Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological She may not share similarities with the varieties Groppello dei Berici. Groppello di Mocasina. Groppello Gentile or Pignola Valtellinese (Groppello di Breganze).
According to done in 2007 DNA analysis Groppello di Revò is a direct descendant of the Valais variety Rèze, Da Rèze is also a parent of the variety Nosiola is, explains their synonym Groppello Bianco. According to an unverifiable hypothesis, she is said to be the descendant of Pliny the Elder (23-79) mentioned Uva raetica, from which the ancient wine Raeticum was pressed. The late-ripening vine is resistant to frost, It is exclusively in the Val di Non (Val di Non) of the area Trentino ( Trentino-Alto Adige ) grown. Here it was the most important variety in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, although it has lost in importance in terms of quantity, it is now being cultivated again. In 2010, 12 hectares of vineyards were recorded (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service