The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Don Bosco, Malvasia a Grappolo Corto, Malvasia Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Malvasia di Castelnuovo, Malvasia di Castelnuovo del Bosco and Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco. 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 Casorzo. Malvasia Nera Lunga or Malvasia Rosa (mutation of Malvasia di Candia Aromatica ) be confused. According to done in 2013 DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural crossing between Muscat Blanc x unknown partner.
The early to mid-seasoning vine is resistant to frost, Real mildew and Botrytis, but prone to downy mildew. It produces aromatic red wines. The variety is in the Piedmont grown, where among other things in the DOC wines Collina Torinese and Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco is allowed. The acreage in 2010 was 89 hectares with decreasing tendency (statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service