The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Fragermano, Malvasia Casorzo, Malvasia Nera, Malvasia Nera di Casale, Malvasia Nera di Casorzo, Malvasia Nera di Piemonte and Moscatellina. It is one of the many mostly unrelated varieties with name part Malvasia (look there). It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Malvasia di Schierano or Malvasia Nera Lunga be confused. According to done in 2006 DNA analysis there is probably one Parent-offspring relationship with the variety Lambrusca di Alessandria, In addition, a close relationship with the variety Malvasia di Candia Aromatica supposed.
The late-ripening vine yields low-alcohol red wines with aromas cinnamon, black fruits and citrus. These are mostly used for sweet wines and sparkling wines. The variety is in the Piedmont in the provinces of Alessandria and Asti grown. There it is a determining factor in the DOC wine Malvasia di Casorzo d'Asti, The acreage in 2010 was 107 hectares (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)