The white grape comes from the island Corsica (France). Synonyms are Bianca Gentile, Bianco Gentile, Biancone, Biancone Gentile, Biancu Ghjentile and Uva Gentile. However, despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Bariadorgia. Biancone di Portoferraio or roller blind be confused; kinship relationships possible. The early ripening vine is very susceptible to real ones mildew and Botrytis, It produces full-bodied, powerful white wines with a rather moderate acidity, as well as intense aromas of exotic fruits and citrus. The variety is grown in Corsica in the Figari areas, patrimonio and Sartène grown. The acreage in 2010 was nine hectares (Kym Anderson ). At the University of California there are experimental plantings with the variety as part of a project.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)