The red grape variety comes from Italy and is one of the numerous Lambrusco varieties, According to in 2005 DNA analysis maybe she is with the variety Fogarina closely related. The medium to late ripening, productive vine is sensitive to frost, It produces deep-colored, tannin-rich red wines with a fruity aroma. These are used for the production of still wines and sparkling wines. The variety is grown in the region Emilia-Romagna, mainly in the province of Reggio Emilia, but also in the provinces of Bologna and Parma, as well as in the Lombardy grown in the province of Mantova. It is in wines of the DOC areas Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa. Reggiano and Lambrusco Mantovano authorized. The Italian acreage in 2010 was 1,394 hectares with a downward trend (ten years earlier it was 2,280).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service