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The white grape variety (also Aminea Gemina Maior or Vitis aminea) of the Romans was after Columella (1st century AD) and Pliny the Elder (23-79 AD), the most important and best variety in Rome at the time. She was the only one who got the quality, according to Pliny Nomentana Near. According to his description, the aminea produced full-bodied, strong and aging white wines, for example such famous ones ancient wines as Surrentinum and Falernian, According to Pliny, there were five different subvarieties of the aminea. The today's varieties Amigne. Falanghina and Greco Bianco have a certain similarity, so that descent can be assumed. According to one hypothesis, the grape variety Chasselas to be a descendant. The Ampelograph Hermann Goethe (1837-1911) suspected that also the Traminer (Savagnin Blanc) could have descended from her. And last but not least will be the Riesling called. For all these rather vague guesses, of course, are missing DNA genetic, botanical or historical evidence. See also below antique grape varieties,

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