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Balestra

Synonym for the grape variety Grignolino; look there.

The red variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Arlandino, Balestra, Barbesino, Barbesino, Barbisino, Berbesino, Chiavennaschino, Grignolino Fino Nero, Grignolino Grosso Nero, Grignolino Rosato, Grignolino Rosso, Grugnolino, Grugnolino Pisano, Nebbiolo Rosato, Pollasecca and Verbesino. About a possible relationship to the white variety Biancone di Portoferraio (with the synonym Grignolino Bianco) nothing is known. In a document dated 7 November 1249 it is mentioned that the church of Sant Evasio in the municipality of Casale Monferrato in Piedmont has planted a piece of land with "good Berbexinis vines". Italian ampelographers agree...

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