Typical vine variety of western Sicily where it has been cultivated since ancient time. Vigorous plant, medium leaf, cylindrical or pyramidal bunch, medium berries with pruinose, thick and leathery peel of dark blue colour tending towards black. Medium maturity. Single variety vinification from a more or less intense ruby red wine, with a vinous smell, on average bodied, fairly tannic, harmonious overall, ready to serve.
Cultivated to a limited extent in the provinces of Palermo and Trapani; it is also present in the province of Agrigento and Messina.