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Aminea

The white grape variety (also Aminea Gemina Maior or Vitis aminea) of the Romans was after Columella (1st century AD) and Pliny the older (23-79 AD) the most important and best variety in Rome at the time. The only one in terms of quality, according to Pliny, was just that Nomentana Near. According to his description, full-bodied, strong and aging white wines were made from the Aminea, for example such famous ones ancient wines how Surrentinum and Falernian, According to Pliny, there were five different sub-varieties of the aminea. Today's varieties Amigne. Falanghina and Greco Bianco have a certain similarity so that parentage can be accepted. According to a hypothesis, the grape variety is said to Chasselas be a descendant. The ampelograph Hermann Goethe (1837-1911) assumed that the Traminer (Savagnin Blanc) could descend from her. And last but not least, that too Riesling called. For all these rather vague assumptions, of course, are missing DNA genetic, botanical or historical evidence. See also under ancient grape varieties,

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