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The red variety comes from Sardinia ( Italy ). Synonyms are Barberone, Bovale, Falso Gregu, Giacomino, Grossa da Serra, Morescone, Morescono, Muresconu, Negroni, Nera Tomentosa, Nerona di Viggiano, Niedda Mannu, Nieddu Mannu, Nieddu Mannu Nero, Nieddu Mannu Nero a Sorso, Nieddu Pedra Serra, Pascale di Cagliari, Pascale Nero, Pascali, Pascali di Cagliari, Pasquale, Picciolo Rosso and Primidivu Nieddu.

Pascale (Nieddu Mannu) - grape and leaf

It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Graciano (Bovale) mazuelo (Bovale Grande), Monica Nera (Pascale Sardu) or Nieddera be confused. According to done in 2013 DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural crossing between To lift x Monastrell, However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). It was first documented in 1780 documentary. As with many other Sardinian varieties, it is believed that it was introduced during the Spanish occupation (1323-1720).

The medium-ripening vine is resistant to the real, but prone to wrong mildew, It produces red wines with aromas of blackberries and black cherries. The variety is mainly on Sardinia grown where they are in the DOC wines Campidano di Terralba. Cannonau di Sardegna and Carignano del Sulcis is allowed. In 2010, 375 hectares of vineyards were recorded in Italy, falling sharply; Ten years ago, it was still 1,573 hectares. On Corsica there was a tiny stock of 0.1 hectares (Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service

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