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Dorona di Venezia

The white grape comes from Italy, The name derives from the golden yellow berries (d'oro). Synonyms include Doro di Venezia, Dorona, Dorona Veneziana, Fedit 51, Fedit 51-C, Fedit 51 CSG, Incrocio Bianco Fedit 51 (second main name), Incrocio Bianco Fedit 51 CSG, Incrocio Fedit 51 and Uva d'Oro. Some synonyms (Fedit 51, etc.) and a confusing breedlist entry point to one in 1951 new breed (Obviously, an unknown breeder has falsely declared the already existing variety as his breeding success). According to done in 2013 DNA analysis However, it comes from a presumably natural crossing between Bermestia Bianca x Garganega, According to one hypothesis, it was already known in the fifteenth century, but that probably refers to the frequent confusion with the Garganega variety, to which this is true.

Dorona di Venezia (Incrocio Bianco Fedit 51) - Grape and leaf

The medium to late ripening vine is resistant to Botrytis and drought, It is well suited for the production of Passito (Sweet wine) and is also called table grape used. The variety is in the region Veneto grown in the provinces of Vicenza and Padua. In 2010, were under the name Incrocio Bianco Fedit 51 five hectares of vineyards with declining tendency reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

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

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