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The white grape comes from Italy, Synonyms are Albanello Bianco, Albanello Bianco di Siracusa and Albanello di Siracusa. She was once in the provinces of Caltanissetta, Catina, Ragusa and Siracusa Sicily widespread and is one of the oldest varieties there. In the 18th century, the sweet wines produced 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 cultivated area in the year 2010 amounted to only 18 hectares with strongly decreasing tendency (statistics Kym Anderson ).

Albanello - grape and leaf

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

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