The red grape comes from Italy. Synonyms are Cozzomaniello, Cuccipaniello, Grismaniello, Lacrima Nera di Barletta, Somarello Nero, Susomaniello, Susumariello Nero, Zingariello, Zuzomaniello and Zuzumaniello. According to in 2007 DNA analysis is from a presumably natural cross between the Italian Lead varietyGarganega x Uva Sacra (table grape) was created. She is a parent of the variety Notardomenico. According to a non-verifiable hypothesis, it should come from Dalmatia ( Croatia ) have come. The medium-ripening vine is very productive, as the name derived from "somarello" (donkey = pack animal) indicates. It produces color-intensive, acid-stressed red wines with aromas of red fruits. The variety is in Puglia cultivated where they are in the DOC red wines Brindisi, Ostuni and Squinzano is allowed. The 2010 acreage was 50 hectares (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service