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The white grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Albanello Bianco, Albanello Bianco di Siracusa and Albanello di Siracusa. She was once up in the provinces of Caltanissetta, Catina, Ragusa and Siracusa Sicily widespread and one of the oldest varieties there. In the 18th century, sweet wines made from sun-dried grapes were an expensive specialty. There are morphological Similarities to the independent varieties Albanella and Albaranzeuli Bianco, The variety is in DOC white wine Eloro Bianco authorized. The area under cultivation in 2010 was only 18 hectares with a strongly falling trend (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Albanello - grape and leaf

Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service

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