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The red variety comes from Sardinia - Italy, Synonyms are Nieddaera, Nireddie and Pistamatta. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties mazuelo. Monica Nera which 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 yields red wines with aromas of licorice and cherries. The endangered strain was successfully reactivated by producer Contini. She 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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