The red variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Nera Gentile di Fonzano, Nostrana Nera, Pavana Nera, Pelosetta, Ussulara and Visentina. It is allowed on reason morphological Similarities often with the variety Marzemino be confused. It is not a dark variant of Pavana Bianca, The variety was first mentioned in 1825 by the naturalist Guiseppe Acerbi (1773-1846). The medium maturing vine is resistant to the real mildew, It was in the 19th century in the regions Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto widely used. After drastic reduction, it is almost exclusively cultivated in the Venetian province of Belluno. In 2010, a cultivated area of 32 hectares was designated (Kym Anderson ).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures : MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service