The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Gropel, Gropel Nones, Groppello Anaune and Nostola Nero. With Groppello (Gropel, Gropello or similar) several independent varieties are called in Northern Italy, whereby the name is derived from "Gropo", which means "knot" according to the local dialect after the appearance of the grapes. The parentage is unknown. Despite apparently indicative synonyms or morphological It must not be similar to the varieties Groppello dei Berici. Groppello di Mocasina. Groppello Gentile or Pignola Valtellinese (Groppello di Breganze) can be confused.
According to 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 their synonym Groppello Bianco. According to a non-verifiable hypothesis, it 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 used only in the Val di Non (Non Valley) of the area Trentino ( Trentino-Alto Adige ) grown. Here it was the most important variety in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today it has lost its importance in terms of quantity, but is now increasingly being grown again. In 2010, 12 hectares of vineyards were recorded (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service