Ancellotta is one of the many native grapes to Italy, which have struggled to gain international acceptance.  Largely grown in northern Italy, there has been a recent surge of plantings in southern Switzerland (which borders Italy's northern border) but these are still incredibly small in number.

Ancellotta is planted and grown as a secondary grape, often blended with Sangiovese, or other stallworths to add a level of sweetness and finesse.