The red grape variety is a new breed between Merlot x Barbera, Synonyms are Cosmo 109 and Incrocio Cosmo 109. The intersection took place in 1976 in Italy by the breeder Italo Cosmo at the institute in Conegliano, With the same parents is the variety nigra emerged. The medium maturing vine is moderately resistant to fungal diseases, It produces full-bodied, tannin-stressed red wines with aging potential. The variety is in Veneto grown. In 2010, however, no stocks were reported (Kym Anderson ).
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