The white grape comes from Italy, Synonyms are Albarola Bianca, Albarola dei Piani, Albarola di Lavagna, Albarola di Sestri, Albarola Trebbiana, Bianchetta del Genovesato, Bianchetta Genovese (second main name), Calcatella, Trebbiana Bianca, Trebbiano Albarola and Trebbiano di Sarzana. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Bianchetta Trevigiana or Scimiscià be confused. By 2009 took place DNA analysis it was found that the varieties Albarola and Bianchetta Genovese found in the province of Genova are identical. However, in the municipality Lavagna a different, only available here variety Albarola was identified. In any case, the DOC provisions give Albarola and Bianchetta Genovese as separate varieties.
The variety was once widespread. Today, they are found only in the area of Genoa under the name Bianchetta Genovese, as well as along the rest of the coast of Liguria, The late-ripening vine yields more neutral white wines. She is also called table grape used. The variety is in the Ligurian DOC white wines Cinque Terre. Colli di Luni. Colline di Levanto. Golfo del Tigullio-Portofino and Val Polcèvera, as well as in the Tuscany in the DOC wine Candia dei Colli Apuani authorized. The Italian acreage in 2010 was 197 hectares with an extremely decreasing trend (in 2000 it had been 4,090 hectares, possibly due to confusion).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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