The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Malvasia Rosa, Moscatella, Moscatella Alessandria and Moscatella Nell'Alessandria. It is one of the numerous mostly unrelated varieties with part of the name Malvasia (see in detail there). Despite apparently suggestive synonyms or morphological or name similarities it may not with the varieties Malvasia di Casorzo. Malvasia di Schierano. Malvasia Nera di Basilicata. Malvasia Nera di Brindisi or Malvasia Rosa (mutation of Malvasia di Candia Aromatica ) can be confused. The productive vine is resistant to mites, It will be in Piedmont in the provinces Asti and Torino often together with the Malvasia di Schierano in mixed sentence grown and is there in the DOC wines Collina Torinese and Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco authorized. In 2010, a total area of 38 hectares was reported in Italy (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service