A grape very close to the Nerelli traditionally cultivated in the Messina area since ancient times. It is hypothesized that it is linked to the historical “Mamertinum” wines and to the “Zancle’s” wines celebrated by the ancient Latins. Very ancient families can be found in the vineyards of the province of Messina.
Medium vigorous plant, medium leaf and medium bunch, medium berries, with a thick peel of black-bluish colour. Medium maturity. The wine obtained from the pure grapes is of a deep ruby red colour with purple reflections, with good aromatic bouquet, full-bodied, rich in fixed acidity, alcohol and tannin.
It is widespread in the provinces of Messina, Catania and Syracuse.