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The white grape comes from Italy, Synonyms are Aglionza, Alconza, Aleonza, Alionga Bianca del Bolognese, Allionza, Allionza Bianca, Glionza, Leonza, Uva Lonza and Uva Schiava. Due to the latter synonym, she is not allowed to use the Greek variety Sklava be confused. Also to the Schiava game species there is no genetic relationship. It was already in the 14th century by Petrus de Crescentiis (1230-1321). The assumption made by French ampelographers that they were present in southern France in the 19th century is unlikely. According to done in 2001 DNA analysis There is a close genetic relationship to the variety Trebbiano Toscano, The late-ripening vine is resistant to frost. Botrytis and real mildew, It is called Kelter- and table grape used. The variety is in the Emilia-Romagna (Provinces of Bologna and Modena). In 2010, 11 hectares of vineyards were declining trend (Kym Anderson ).

Alionza - 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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