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The white grape variety comes from Italy, The name is probably derived from the hard-shelled berries (duro = hard). Synonyms are Cagnina, Caina, Duracino, Durella Bianca, Durella Gentile and Rabiosa. Despite certain morphological No similarities to the variety Nosiola be confused. The parentage is unknown. According to in 2010 DNA analysis Durella is a parent of the variety Bianchetta Trevigiana, According to a non-verifiable hypothesis, it should (like the French variety Duras ) a descendant of that of the Roman authors Cato (234-149 BC) and Columella (1st century AD) mentioned ancient grape 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 Veneto grown. Here it is in the DOC wines Gambellara. Lessini Durello and Monti Lessini authorized. There are also other stocks in the Lombardy and in the Tuscany, In 2010 the Italian acreage was 470 hectares with a downward trend (Kym Anderson ).

Durella - grape and leaf

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

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