Its name recalls the posture of the hair which, like a cape, remove the bunches from sight. It is a very old vine variety cultivated in association with other vine varieties mainly in the province of Catania and Messina. On average vigorous plant, medium-large leaf, medium bunch, spheroidal berry with pruinose peel of blue-black colour. Medium-late maturity. The wine has a fine ruby red colour, a vinous and fruity bouquet, a good taste structure, to be preferred as a ready-to-serve wine.
It is widespread in the provinces of Catania, Messina, Agrigento and Enna.