The red grape variety is a new breed between Cabernet Franc (red) x Prosecco = Glera (White). Synonyms are IM 2-15, Manzoni Nero and Manzoni Rosso. The cross was made by the breeder Luigi Manzoni (1888-1968) at the Weinbauinstitut in the 1920s Conegliano in Veneto ( Italy ). The vine owes its origin to a coincidence, because the breeder actually had a cross between Prosecco x Sauvignon Blanc had been planned. Due to an error, Cabernet Franc was used and a red variety resulted. The true parenthood only came about in 2010 DNA analysis out because until then Cabernet Sauvignon adopted as a mother variety. The late ripening vine is resistant to wintry ones frost, It produces red wines with soft ones tannins and aromas of black fruit, which are mainly used as a blend. The variety is in Veneto grown in the province of Treviso, where they are used in DOC wine Colli di Conegliano is allowed. The area under cultivation in 2010 was only 86 hectares with a strongly falling trend; ten years earlier it had been 166 hectares (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Images: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service