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Carica l'Asino

The white grape comes from Italy, Synonyms are Caricalasino and Carica l'Asino Bianco. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Barbera Bianca or Vermentino (Synonym Carica l'Asino) are confused. The name means "load the donkey", which refers analogously to the yield richness or also to the transport from the vineyard with this animal at the harvest. The late ripening vine produces fragrant white wines with aromas of peaches and apricots. The possibly from the region Liguria originating variety was by the phylloxera almost eradicated. Through a reactivation program she will be in Piedmont in the two provinces of Alessandria and Novara now cultivated again in small quantities. There she is basically using the local varieties Barbera Bianca, Cortese and Timorasso blended. In 2010, 17 hectares of vineyards were expelled (Kym Anderson ).

Carica l'Asino - grape and leaf

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

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