Campania vies with Basilicata for ownership rights to this variety. Most experts believe it was brought by the Greeks, its name a mutation of the Italian work for Greek, ‘Ellenico’. Found primarily in the hills of Irpinia (Taurasi DOC) and Benevento (Taburno DOC), but it is also on the rise on the North Coast. It shows flavours of dark cherry, tar, leather, spice and bold tannin. In some cases it can also by stylistically similar to some Barolo.