The red grape variety comes from Italy, It was named one of the best varieties in the province of Treviso in the 17th century under the names Recardina or Recandina Veneto mentioned. By the winegrowing institute Conegliano three varieties were identified in 2007; these are Recantina a Pecolo Scuro (dark stem), Recantina a Pecolo Rosso (red stem) and the Recantina Forner (after the winery where it was found) that has already been included in the official register of varieties. The latter produces a velvety red wine with black fruit aromas. It is not yet clear which of the three (or maybe all) is the historical Recantina. In any case, there is one type of Recantina in DOC wine Montello e Colli Asolani authorized. In 2010, nine hectares of vineyards were designated under this name (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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