The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Magliocco, Notary Domenico and San Nicola. It may be named after the Apulian poet Notary Domenico, who lived in the 14th century. It was first mentioned in 1877 by the ampelographer Giuseppe di Rovasenda (1824-1913). According to in 2013 DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural cross between Susumaniello (red) x Carricante (White). However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). The early to medium maturing vine is grown in the province of Brindisi Apulia grown. There she is in the DOC area Ostuni authorized. In 2010, 10 hectares of vineyards were reported with a downward trend (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service