The white grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Bianca Gentile di Fonzaso, Bianchetta, Bianchetta Gentile, Bianchetta Semplice, Senese, Vernaccia di Verona, Vernanzina and Vernassina. Due to apparently indicative synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Albarola (Bianchetta Genovese), Pavana Bianca or Vernaccia Trentina be confused. The variety was first described by Agostinetto di Cimadolmo in 1679 as Bianchetta Gentile. A detailed description was given in 1937 by the ampelographer Giovanni Dalmasso (1886-1974). According to in 2010 DNA analysis is a presumably natural cross between Brambana x durella,
The late maturing variety is susceptible to real ones mildew and sensitive to frost, It produces simple white wines with sometimes light astringent Taste. The variety is in Veneto Mainly grown in the provinces of Belluno and Verona since the 17th century and was common in the Adige Valley under Vernaccio or Vernazza. It is in the DOC / DOCG white wines Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco. lugana. Prosecco. Montello e Colli Asolani and valdadige approved and is also for wormwood used. The acreage in 2010 was 13 hectares.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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