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, one of the numerous mostly unrelated varieties with part of their name Malvasia (look there). Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Malvasia di Schierano or Malvasia Nera Lunga be confused. According to in 2006 DNA analysis probably exists Parent-offspring relationship with the variety Lambrusca di Alessandria, It also becomes closely related to the variety Malvasia di Candia Aromatica supposed.
The late-ripening vine produces low-alcohol red wines with aromas cinnamon, black fruits and citrus. These are mostly used for sweet and sparkling wines. The variety is grown in Piedmont in the provinces of Alessandria and Asti grown. There it is a determining part in 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
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)