Red grape variety, probably from France (Incisa, 1852), but it could be native to Pinerolo (from Rovasenda, 1877). It is also called Gros of Henry and Henry of Doune. It is cultivated mainly in the province of Turin.
Viticulture and winemaking
Attacked by powdery mildew and downy mildew, rot and tolerant and good resistance to spring frosts. The production is inconsistent, often because of casting and millerandage phenomena of the bunch. It gives wines rather light, moderate body, pleasing, is most frequently used in blends. Its leaf is medium sized, three-lobed or five-lobed; bunch medium to large, conical-pyramidal, winged seeds loose, medium or large berry, spherical, thin skin, but durable, low-waxy, blue-black or black-purple .