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The white grape comes from Italy, The name probably derives from the hard-shelled berries (duro = hard). Synonyms are Cagnina, Caina, Duracino, Durella Bianca, Durella Gentile and Rabiosa. It may despite certain morphological Similarities not with the variety Nosiola be confused. The parentage is unknown. According to the year 2010 DNA analysis Durella is a parent of the species Bianchetta Trevigiana, According to an unverifiable hypothesis (like the French variety Duras ) a descendant of the Roman authors Cato (234-149 BC) and Columella (1st century AD) ancient grape variety Be Duracina. The variety was first mentioned in 1825 by the naturalist Guiseppe Acerbi (1773-1846). The late-ripening vine produces acidic, strong white wines that are ideal for sparkling wines. It is located in the provinces of Verona and Vicenza in Veneto grown. Here she is in the DOC wines Gambellara. Lessini Durello and Monti Lessini authorized. More stocks are also available in the Lombardy and in the Tuscany, In 2010, the Italian acreage amounted to 470 hectares of vineyards with falling tendency (Kym Anderson ).

Durella - 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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