The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Cattarrato Rouge, Guarnaccia Nera, Nieddera, Niuru, Perricone Nera, Perricone Nero, Perricone Noir, Picnatelo, Pignateddu, Pignatelle, Pignatello, Pirricone Nera, Pirricuni, Quarnaccia, Tuccarinu and Tuccarinu di Catania. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Barbera. mammolo. Nerello cappuccio. Nerello Mascalese. Magliocco Dolce. Nieddera or Sangiovese be confused. According to in 2007 DNA analysis became a Parent-offspring relationship with the Sangiovese variety.
The medium-ripening vine is susceptible to both mildews, It produces colorful, alcoholic and tannin-rich red wines with aromas chocolate and bitter cherries. The variety is mainly found on the island Sicily cultivated in the provinces of Agrigento, Messina, Palermo and Trapani, where they often join Nero d'Avola is blended. It is approved here in numerous DOC wines, which include Alcamo. Contea di Sclafani. Delia Nivolelli. Erice. Eloro (here as Pignatello), Marsala. Monreale and Sicilia, In 2010, 228 hectares were marked in Italy with a strongly falling trend; ten years earlier it was 580 hectares (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service