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The red variety was supposedly introduced by monks from Asia Minor to Italy, where it is grown mainly in the region of Umbria in the area of â€‹â€‹Montefalco. There she is in the DOCG red wine Montefalco Sagrantino and DOC wine of Montefalco included. She is also happy for sweet Passito And used for dry wines as a blending partner of Sangiovese. Since new it is also grown in Australia (Victoria). The variety provides a deep ruby â€‹â€‹red wines with high tannin content.