The white grape variety comes from the island Corsica (France). Synonyms are Bianca Gentile, Bianco Gentile, Biancone, Biancone Gentile, Biancu Ghjentile and Uva Gentile. It may, however, despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Bariadorgia. Biancone di Portoferraio or roller blind be confused; However, family relationships are possible. The early ripening vine is very prone to real mildew and Botrytis, It produces full-bodied, powerful white wines with rather moderate acidity, as well as intense aromas of exotic fruits and citrus. The variety is found in Corsica in the areas of Figari, patrimonio and Sartène grown. The acreage in 2010 was nine hectares (Kym Anderson ). At the University of California In the framework of a project there are experimental plantings with the variety.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)