It is a very rustic vine, which can grow on all types of terrain: even if it prefers infertile and well draines substrates.
Famoso grape loves sunny places and resists the quite low winter temperatures. It is present in Romagna at least since 1800 and currently is grown in the areas of Forlì, Bertinoro, Faenza and Brisighella Bagnacavallo; It can produce wines of different styles, from still to sparkling, all characterized by high intensity of aromas. The wines present a very intense and aromatic smell that recalls the Muscat wine, with sweet floral notes , exotic fruit and dried fruit. On the palate they tend to show medium acidity, good structure and softness.
On the ampelographic bullettin of 1876 Famoso was considered like a grape from Ancona called "Biancone", from dark-colored branch with big dots, rounded leaf with petiole greenish.
Bunch: large enough, pretty tight . Round berries fairly thick skin while being transparent.
Grapeseeds: generally three in number. Vigorous plant with 2 or 3 bunches per shoot.
Ripening: late, after the Sangiovese. Intermediately susceptible to downy mildew and powdery mildew, less to botrytis.
By Ministerial Decree of 12 January 2009 the grapes Famous is entered in the national register of vine varieties with serial No. 420