The red variety comes from Italy and is one of the many Lambrusco varieties, Synonyms are Grapello Ruperti, Mantovano, Montecchio and Viadanese. It is after the municipality Viadana in the province Mantova in the Emilia-Romagna named. The late-ripening, very productive vine produces rustic, tannin-rich red wines with intense aromas of cherries and violets. These are used for the production of still and sparkling wines. The variety is grown mainly in the two provinces of Cremona and Mantova. She is in the DOC wines Lambrusco Mantovano and Reggiano authorized. The acreage in 2010 was 240 hectares.
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures : MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service