Also called “Granaccio”, it was probably introduced into Sicily by the Frenchmen and the Britishmen in the 18th century. On average vigorous plant, medium leaf, medium, cylindrical-conical bunch, berries with a thick, pruinose peel of dark blue colour tending to violet. Late maturity.
It produces an excellent red-purple wine, with vinous and fruity smells, with a fine taste, not very full-bodied, balanced and harmonious, preferably ready-to-serve. It is widespread in the provinces of Catania and Messina.