The red grape variety (also Malvasia Nera) comes from Italy, It is one of the many mostly unrelated varieties with name part Malvasia (look there). According to DNA analysis is not it, as one might suspect, a colorful one mutation the white species Malvasia Bianca di Basilicata (or the other way around). There are morphological Similarities with the variety Malvasia Nera di Brindisi, The medium maturing vine is resistant to both Mildew diseases and Botrytis, It produces aromatic red wines with a rather moderate alcohol and acid content. The variety is supposed to be off Apulia in the Basilicata where it is grown in the provinces of Matera and Potenza and used as a blend. She is admitted in the DOC wines Grottino di Roccanova. Terre dell'Alta Val d'Agri and Terra d'Otranto, The acreage in 2010 was 114 hectares with a strong downward trend (ten years earlier it had been 754 hectares).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012