Analysis

Legend says that the Tintilia could be the name of the Sardinian variety known as “Bovale Sardo or Bovale Grande”, but the results of genetic analysis have been loyal to the expectations: in fact, 21 of the 22 samples of Tintilia examined were perfectly identical between them and all distinct both from Bovale Sardo from Bovale Grande.
So all the analyzed samples are clones and are genetically distinct from the varieties Bovale Sardo and bovale Grande, so this result excludes the supposed synonymy between Tintilia and Bovale Sardo or Grande.