Piedirosso is of very ancient origins, and is native to the area of Naples. Some believe it corresponds to the "Colombina" grape mentioned by Pliny the Elder. The name, in fact, almost certainly derives from the red color that acquires the rachis with the ripening of the grapes, which is reminiscent of the dove's foot. Between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the Piedirosso vine has spread throughout the Neapolitan area, in the province of Avellino and in the area of Mount Vesuvius and Mount Somma. The Piedirosso vine is vinified in purity, or in a blend with other local vines such as Aglianico or Sciascinoso. It is cultivated in Campania, in the provinces of Caserta, Naples and Salerno.
Costa d’Amalfi Rosato by Marisa Cuomo is made from hand-picked piedirosso and Aglianico grapes. It is characterized by a lively pink color and an intense aroma of cherry, red currant, and pomegranate together with essences of the Mediterranean scrub. Structured and harmonious to the taste, it stands out for its long persistence. Grand Gold Medal International Competition of mountain wines, Cervim.