This indigenous varietal of Lunigiana was grown since the Roman times, later after World War II it was abandoned due to various difficulties with cultivation.
Little is still known about the genetics of this variety: some say that it is a genetic variation of traditional white Vermentino, others say it could even be previous to the white variety, but, from a scientific point of view, nothing is yet proved.
This variety is not very resistant to the main vine diseases, great care must be consequently given to the work in the vineyard in order to control the development of pathologies.
Vermentino Nero produces rustic, light colored wines with a good acidity and aromatic freshness.
Nowadays it is cultivated by few producers in Massa Carrara and Ligurian municipalities nearby.