The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Cattarrato Rouge, Guarnaccia Nera, Niededera, Niuru, Perricone Nera, Perricone Nero, Perricone Noir, Picnatelo, Pignateddu, Pignatelle, Pignatello, Pirricone Nera, Pirricuni, Quarnaccia, Tuccarinu and Tuccarinu di Catania. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Barbera. mammolo. Nerello Cappuccio. Nerello Mascalese. Magliocco Dolce. Nieddera or Sangiovese be confused. According to done in 2007 DNA analysis became a Parent-offspring relationship found with the variety Sangiovese.
The medium-ripening vine is prone to both mildews, It produces colorful, alcoholic and tannic red wines with aromas chocolate and bitter cherries. The variety is mainly on the island Sicily cultivated in the provinces of Agrigento, Messina, Palermo and Trapani, where they often with Nero d'Avola is blended. She is licensed here in numerous DOC wines, among others Alcamo. Contea di Sclafani. Delia Nivolelli. Erice. Eloro (here as Pignatello), Marsala. Monreale and Sicilia, In 2010, 228 hectares were recorded in Italy, with a steep decline; Ten years earlier, 580 hectares (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service