The red variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Baló, Balau, Barbera Rotonda, Bonarda, Bonarda d'Macoun, Bonarda Rotonda, Dolcetto di Boca, Durasa, Freisone, Peilavert and Uva d'Galvan. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Barbera. Bonarda Piemontese. Neret di Saint-Vincent. Neretto di Bairo. Neretto Gentile. Neretto Nostrano. Pelaverga or Rastajola be confused. After unverified guess is the species Durasa identical. The early-ripening, high-yielding vine is due to the thick-skinned, anthocyanreichen Berries are resistant to bunch rot, It produces tannin-rich red wines with spicy aromas, but low alcohol and acidity. Therefore, these are used for blending. The rare variety is isolated in whole Piedmont but above all in the province of Torino. In 2010, however, no stocks were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012