The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms include Malvasia Negra, Malvasia Nera, Malvasia Nera di Bari, Malvasia Nera di Bitonto, Malvasia Nera di Lecce, Malvasia Nera di Trani and Malvasia Niura. It is one of the many mostly unrelated varieties with name part Malvasia (look there). According to 2013 were done DNA analysis it is a presumably natural cross between Malvasia Bianca Lunga x Negroamaro, It was found that the Malvasia Nera di Lecce variety, which had previously been considered independent, was identical. There is also morphological Similarities with the variety Malvasia Nera di Basilicata,
The medium to late ripening vine yields slightly aromatic red wines. She is mainly in Apulia They are grown in the provinces of Brindisi, Lecce and Taranto, where they often use the two varieties Negroamaro and Susumaniello is blended. There are more stocks in Calabria and in the Tuscany, The variety is approved in many DOC wines, among others Aleatico di Puglia. alezio. Bolgheri. Brindisi. Cacc'e Mmitte di Lucera. Copertino. Cortona. Gioia del Colle. Leverano. Lizzano. Matino. Monte Carlo. nardò. Ostuni. Salice Salentino. Sant'Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto. Squinzano and Terra d'Otranto, In Italy It is cultivated on 1,281 hectares with a strongly decreasing trend. Ten years earlier, there were 2,286 hectares (Malvasia Nera di Brindisi) and 669 hectares (Malvasia Nera di Lecce). In Spain occupies a total of 33 hectares. In 2010, a total of 1,314 hectares of vineyards were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service