The red grape variety originally from Italy. The name means "red footed" and is derived from the red wood from the vine-stem. Synonyms or variations are partly Palombina, Palumbina Nera, Palombo, Perepalummo, Piede Colombo (dt "TaubenfuÃ"), Piedecolombo Gentile, Piede di Colombo, Piedepalumbo Selvatico, Streppa Verde and Strepparossa. The very old vines (or ancestor) may have been already in the Ancient wines cultivated by the Romans. At von Pliny (23-79) under the name "Columbina Purpurea" mentioned species are likely to Piedirosso. She is in the Italian region of Campania widespread and there in the DOC red wines Falerno del Massico , Campi Flegrei , Capri , Ischia and Vesuvio authorized. There are other stocks in the region of Puglia. The variety is in Italy on 1,300 hectares of vineyards.