The red grape 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. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Barbera. Bonarda Piemontese. Neret di Saint-Vincent. Neretto di Bairo. Neretto Gentile. Neretto Nostrano. Pelaverga or Rastajola be confused. According to a not verified presumption, the variety is Durasa identical. The early ripening, productive vine is due to the thick-skinned, anthocyanreichen Berries are resistant to bunch rot, It produces red wines rich in tannins with spicy aromas but little alcohol and acid. That is why they are used for blending. The rare variety comes occasionally throughout Piedmont, but especially in the province of Torino. However, no stocks were shown in 2010 (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012