The white grape variety comes from Italy, The name is derived from "bello" (beautiful), which also impressively confirms the image of the grape. Synonyms are Arciprete, Arciprete Bianca, Arciprete Bianco, Bello Cacchione, Bello Fagotte, Bello Veltrano, Cacchione, Fagotto, Pampanaro, Pampanone, Pampanoro, Pocioccone, Uva di Spagna Bianca, Uva Pantrastica and Uva Presta. The descent (parenthood) of the probably very old vine is unknown. Due to the synonyms it is not allowed to use the independent variety Pampanaro be confused. According to a no longer verifiable hypothesis, the variety is said to be a descendant of one of Pliny the Elder (23-79) be described with "only juice" vine, which indicates juicy berries.
The late-ripening, productive vine produces fresh white wines with a slightly bitter aftertaste and aromas of apples and apricots. It is mainly found in the region Lazio grown where they are in the DOC / DOCG wines Bianco Capena. Cannelino di Frascati. Cerveteri. Colli Lanuvini. Cori. Marino. Montecompatri-Colonna. Nettuno. Romany. Velletri and Zagarolo is allowed. The area under cultivation in 2010 was 511 hectares with a strongly falling trend; ten years earlier it was 1,315 hectares (Kym Anderson ).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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