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The red grape comes from the border area Italy / Switzerland, Synonyms are Gros Roussin, Picciou Roussin and Rossé. According to 2005 DNA analysis she is a direct descendant of the kind Rouge du Pays, To the variety Rouge de Fully in the Swiss Valais there is a close genetic connection, but not to the variety Roussin de Morgex, And according to DNA analyzes carried out in 2010, she is a parent of the variety Neret di Saint-Vincent (Neyret). The variety was first mentioned by the ampelographer Lorenzo F. Gatta in 1838. It becomes a grape variety group in Switzerland Old plants counted. The late ripening vine is used in Italian aosta Valley cultivated in the municipality of Arnad (ex Wine grapes ). In the statistics of Kym Anderson However, there are no or the smallest stocks in the Aosta Valley Sicily, in the Tuscany and in Veneto called.

Roussin - grape and leaf

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service

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