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The white grape comes from the island Sicily ( Italy ). Synonyms are Caricante, Caricanti, Carriccanti, Catanese Bianco, Catarratto alla Porta Bianca di Sicilia, Catarratto Amantidatu, Catarratto Mantellato, Catarrattu Scalugnatu, Catarrattu Scarugnatu, Iuvino, Nerello Cappuccio Faux and Nocera Bianca. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities to the variety Catarratto Bianco be confused. It is not a color mutation of the red variety Nocera (with the synonym Carricante Nero). According to in 2010 DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural cross between Montonico Pinto x Scacco, She is a parent of the variety Notary Domenico,

Carricante - grape and leaf

The late ripening, high-yielding vine produces straw-colored, fresh white wines with diverse aromas of oranges, grapefruit and anise, The name refers to the variety's profitability (caricare = loading, loading). The variety is grown in the east of the island mainly in the province of Catania. There she is among other things in the DOC wines Etna and Sicilia authorized. The acreage in 2010 was 205 hectares with a downward trend; ten years earlier it was 252 hectares (Kym Anderson ).

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

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