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. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Neretto Duro (Peilavert) or Pelaverga piccolo be confused. A first mention was allegedly made by Pope Paul II (1417-1471), who praised a wine of Pagno and Castellar in the province of Cuneo without a name. According to a legend, it was already introduced here in the 8th century by the monks of San Colombano di Bobbio.
Until the 16th century she was in the Piedmont widespread, but then became increasingly prevalent Barbera and Nebbiolo repressed. The late-ripening vine is prone to Botrytis, It produces bright red, sparkling, spicy-peppery reds with strawberry flavor. The variety is also called table grape used. It is grown mainly in the province of Torino, where among other things 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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