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The white grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Biancolella Veraca, Bianculella, Bianculillo, Jancolella, Petite Blanche, Saint Nicolas and San Nicola. Biancolella is on the Campanian island Ischia native to the Bay of Naples, where it was first mentioned in the 19th century. According to 2001 DNA analysis it is identical to the San Nicola grown on the nearby island of Capri. The same goes for those on the island Corsica cultivated variety Petite Blanche suspected. DNA analyzes from 2010 showed a possible parenthood for those who also cultivated on Ischia San Lunardo, as well as a close relationship to the Campanian variety Falanghina Beneventana, The assumption of a Greek ancestry could not be confirmed. The late ripening vine produces a straw-colored white wine with aromas of pineapple and almonds. The variety is mainly in Campania grown where they are in the DOC white wines Campi Flegrei. capri. Costa d'Amalfi. Ischia and Penisola Sorrentina is allowed. The total area cultivated in Italy in 2010 was 164 hectares.

Biancolella - grape and leaf

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service

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