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The red grape variety comes from Sardinia - Italy, Synonyms are Nieddaera, Nireddie and Pistamatta. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties mazuelo. Monica Nera that according to DNA analysis genetically related Pascale or Perricone be confused. The parentage is unknown. As with many other Sardinian varieties, it is believed that it was introduced during the Spanish occupation (1323-1720). The medium maturing vine produces red wines with aromas of liquorice and cherries. The endangered variety has been successfully reactivated by the producer Contini. It is cultivated in the province of Oristano. The acreage in 2010 was 107 hectares.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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