Minor red-wine grape commonly grown in central and southern Italy. There have been controversial results in the attempt to establish pedigree with DNA testing. Some see a possible link to Muscat of Alexandria while others find Sangiovese the stronger candidate. All agree that the wine possesses a strong aroma of the Muscat grape. It is grown extensively in the Abruzzo and Apulia regions. Some plantings are also found in the warmer regions of California and Australia.

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