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The red variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Cozzomaniello, Cuccipaniello, Grismaniello, Somarello Nero, Susomaniello, Susumariello Nero, Zingariello, Zuzomaniello and Zuzumaniello. According to done in 2007 DNA analysis she is from a supposedly natural cross between the Italian leading varietyGarganega x Uva Sacra (table grape) emerged. She is a parent of the species Notary Domenico, According to non-verifiable hypothesis, it should be from Dalmatia ( Croatia ) have come. The medium-ripening vine is very productive, as evidenced by the name derived from "somarello" (donkey = beast of burden). It produces colorful, acid red wines with aromas of red fruits. The variety is in Apulia cultivated where they are in the DOC red wines Brindisi. Ostuni and Squinzano is allowed. The acreage in 2010 was 50 hectares (Kym Anderson ).

Susumaniello - grape and leaf

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

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