The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Cari, Cario, Pelaverga Gentile di Pagno, Pelaverga di Pagno, Pelaverga Grosso, Pelaverga Nera, Uva Coussa and Uva delle Zucche. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Neretto Duro (Peilavert) or Pelaverga Piccolo be confused. A first mention is said to have been made by Pope Paul II (1417-1471), who praised a wine from Pagno and Castellar in the province of Cuneo without a name. According to legend, it was introduced here by the monks of San Colombano di Bobbio as early as the 8th century.
Until the 16th century it was in the Piedmont widespread, but then became increasingly popular Barbera and Nebbiolo repressed. The late-ripening vine is susceptible to Botrytis, It produces light red, tangy, spicy and peppery red wines with a strawberry aroma. The variety is also called table grape used. It is mainly grown in the province of Torino, where it is used in the two DOC wines Collina Torinese and Colline Saluzzesi is allowed. The acreage in 2010 was 55 hectares (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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