The red grape probably comes from Sicily ( Italy ). Synonyms are Barbi du Sultan, Carricante Nero, Nerelli, Nicera, Nocera di Catania, Nocera Mantonico, Nocera Nera di Milazzo, Nucera and Nucera Niura. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Magliocco Canino or Magliocco Dolce be confused. It is not a color mutation the white species Carricante (Nocera Bianca). According to unverifiable hypothesis, it is a descendant of the Pliny the Elder (23-79) Mamertinum his. The parentage is unknown. She was crossing partner in the two new breeds Christmas rose and Red Globe,
The medium-maturing vine is prone to millerandage, but resistant to the real mildew, She is also called table grape used. The variety was widespread in the 19th century, but the stock fell sharply after the Second World War. She is on the island Sicily grown mainly in the provinces of Messina and Siracusa, where they are in the DOC wines Faro. Mamertino di Milazzo and Sicilia is allowed. In Calabria she finds in the DOC wines Bivongi and Sant'Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto Use. In 2010, 15 hectares of vineyards were reported with falling tendency (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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