The red variety (also Rigotti 107-3, Incrocio Rigotti 107-3) is a new breed between Merlot x Teroldego according to 2013 DNA analysis, It turned out the paternity indicated in the breed list of Marzemino as wrong. Incidentally, the same parents are also the variety Sennen emerged. The crossing took place in 1948 by the botanist Rebo Rigotti at the Weinbauinstitut San Michele all'Adige (South Tyrol). The medium to late-ripening vine is generally resistant to fungal diseases, It produces full-bodied red wines that are good for Barrique suitable. It is cultivated mainly in the Trentino region, where they are in the DOC area Trentino is allowed. In 2010 were in Italy 119 hectares of vineyards showing an upward trend. There are also small areas in Romania (5 ha) and Brazil (1 ha).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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