The white grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Forstera Blanca, Forastiera, Forestiera, Frastera and Uva dell´Isola. It cannot be used with unrelated Spanish varieties Chelva. Dona Branca and Doradilla (all three with the synonym Forastera Blanca), and also not with the according DNA analysis independent cultivated variety Albillo Forastera on the Canary Islands be confused. The variety was first discovered in 1877 by the ampelographer Giuseppe di Rovasenda (1824-1913) mentioned. The early to medium maturing, productive vine produces fresh white wines with a subtle almond tone, which mostly serve as a blend. It is mainly in the regions Campania (approved in DOC wine Ischia ) and Sardinia grown. In 2010, 208 hectares were marked with a downward trend; In 2000 there were 543.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012