The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Freisa di Nizza, Freisa Grossa, Freisa Mora, Neretta, Neretto, Neretto del Beinale and Neretto di Cavaglià. Despite apparently suggestive synonyms or morphological It must not be similar to the varieties Bonarda Piemontese. Freisa (no genetic relationship) or the numerous Neretto varieties be confused. The medium to late ripening vine is susceptible to that brushwood disease, The variety was first mentioned by Giuseppe Nuvolone Pergamo in 1787. She will be in the whole today Piedmont, but mainly grown in the provinces of Cuneo and Torino. Mostly it comes with other local varieties such as Barbera. Grisa Nera. Nebbiolo and Plassa blended. It is there in the DOC red wine Valsusa authorized. The area under cultivation in 2010 was 132 hectares with a rapidly decreasing trend (in 2000 the figure was 374 hectares).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service