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Biancone di Portoferraio

The white grape comes from the island Elba (Tuscany, Italy). Synonyms are Biancone ( Corsica ); Biancona, Corcesco, Gragnolato Blanco, Gragnolo Bianco, Grignola, Grignolino Bianco, Grignolo Bianco di San Colombano, Pagadebiti di Porto San Stefano and Uva Biancona ( Italy ). in the VIVC catalog will also be Besgano Bianco led as a synonym in Wine grapes on the other hand, this variety is given as a separate. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Biancu Gentile or roller blind (both synonymous with Biancone). About a possible relationship with the red variety Grignolino nothing is known. The late-ripening, productive vine produces simple, acidic white wines.

Biancone di Portoferraio - grape and leaf

The Biancone di Portoferraio , named after the Elba capital Portoferraio, is approved in the DOC wine Elba. A variety called Biancone is found in the north of the island Corsica grown around Bastia. It is unclear whether it is identical to the Elba variety; according to the French ampelographer Pierre Galet (1921-2019) this is not the case. In any case, it is from 2007 DNA analysis the Corsican Biancone of a presumably natural cross between Sciaccarello ( mammolo ) with an unknown partner. Therefore there are kinship relationships with the varieties Caloria. Colombana Nera and Pollera Nera, In 2010, no holdings were listed under the names Biancone or Biancone di Portoferraio (cym Anderson ).

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

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