The red variety comes from Italy
, It is believed that it could be identical to the variety Gigante, in this respect DNA analysis
but are missing (as of 2013). The medium to late ripening vine was threatened with extinction and is part of a reactivation program for old grape varieties. The variety is in the area around the city of Sorrento in Campania
grown where they are in DOC wine Penisola Sorrentina
is allowed. In 2010, however, no stock was reported in the official statistics.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012