The red variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Africano, Angolano, Cordisco, Cordisio, Montepulciano Crni, Montepulciano Cordisco, Mount Pulciano, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Montepulciano Primatico, Montepulciano Spargolo, Morellone, Sangiovese Cordisco, Uva Abruzzese, Uva Abruzzi and Violone. The parentage is unknown. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not coincide with the Sangiovese (Montepulciano Primaticcio). The variety Pugnitello is according to DNA analysis genetically identical, but it is listed as an independent variety in the Italian grape variety catalog. The late-ripening vine is resistant to Botrytis and wrong mildew, The deep-dark red wines are often used as color and tannin-enhancing blending partners.
The variety was named after the town in the Tuscan province of Siena. The DOCG wine produced there Vino Nobile di Montepulciano but is pressed from the Sangiovese grape. The variety is in the regions Abruzzo. Apulia. Basilicata. Emilia-Romagna. Brands. Molise. Tuscany and Umbria common. She is licensed there in numerous DOC / DOCG wines, among others alezio. Cacc'e Mmitte di Lucera. Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo. Colli di Rimini. Conero. Copertino. esino. Grottino di Roccanova. I Terreni di Sanseverino. Lizzano. Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane. Orta Nova. Ortona. Pentro di Isernia. Rosso Conero. Rosso di Cerignola. Rosso Piceno. Terre Tollesi and Villamagna, In Italy, it occupies 34,824 hectares.
There are also smaller stocks in Argentina (85 ha), Australia. Brazil (2 ha), California (29 ha), Malta and New Zealand (7 ha). The variety occupied a total of 34,947 hectares of vineyards in 2010 with an upward trend (ten years earlier it was 28,679 hectares). It occupies it in the worldwide varieties ranking the rank 27th
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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