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The white grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Biancatenera, Biancazita, Ginestro and Nocella. It was one of the main varieties in the province of Napoli in 1825 Campania mentioned. When done in 2005 DNA analysis became a possible kinship with the variety Caprettone detected. The late-ripening vine is susceptible to Botrytis, It produces acidic white wines with aromas of gorse (Italian Ginestra) that age Riesling develop reminiscent tones. The variety is only grown in small quantities in the Campanian province of Salerno along the Amalfi Coast. It is there in DOC wine Costa d'Amalfi authorized. In 2010, four hectares of vineyards were designated (Kym Anderson ).

Ginestra - 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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