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The red grape 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, Nieddou 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

Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Graciano (Bovale) mazuelo (Bovale Grande), Monica Nera (Pascale Sardu) or Nieddera be confused. According to in 2013 DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural cross between To lift x Monastrell, However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). It was first mentioned in documents in 1780. 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 real ones, but prone to the wrong mildew, It produces red wines with aromas of blackberries and wild cherries. The variety is mainly based 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 with a strongly falling trend; ten years earlier it was 1,573 hectares. On Corsica there was a tiny population of 0.1 hectares (Kym Anderson ).

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

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