The red variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Freisa di Nice, Freisa Grossa, Freisa Mora, Neretta, Neretto, Neretto del Beinale and Neretto di Cavaglià. Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological She may not share similarities with the varieties Bonarda Piemontese. Freisa (no genetic relationship) or the numerous Neretto varieties be confused. The medium to late ripening vine is prone to the brushwood disease, The variety was first mentioned in 1787 by Giuseppe Nuvolone Pergamo. She will be in the whole today Piedmont but mainly grown in the provinces of Cuneo and Torino. Mostly she will like other local varieties Barbera. Grisa Nera. Nebbiolo and Plassa blended. She is there in DOC red wine Valsusa authorized. The acreage in 2010 was 132 hectares, with a steep decline (compared to 374 hectares in 2000).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures : MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service