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The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Cannamelu, Guarnaccia, Infectiva, OIlivella Tignitora, Tintora Lanzara, Tintora Nera, Tintorno, Uva Tignitora, Vernaccia and Vernaza Nera. According to done in 2010 DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural crossing between Gerusalemme x Aglianico, It is a pure female grape and is therefore up pollination reliant. According to Wine Grapes The synonyms Cannamelu, Guarnaccia and Tintora are also in the variety Tintore di Tramonti used. This (by the way in the VIVC catalog not included), but according to the Swiss biologist dr. José Vouillamoz no connection. According to 2013 were done DNA analysis Tintora was a parent of the species Piedirosso, In 2010, no stocks were reported under the name Tintora (Kym Anderson ).

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