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The white grape comes from Italy, Synonyms are Biancatenera, Biancazita, Ginestro and Nocella. It was founded in 1825 as one of the main varieties of Napoli province Campania mentioned. When in 2005 DNA analysis became a possible family relationship to the variety Caprettone detected. The late-ripening vine is prone to Botrytis, It produces acidic white wines with aromas of broom (Italian ginestra), which grows older Riesling develop reminding tones. The variety is cultivated only in the Campania province of Salerno along the Amalfi Coast in small quantities. She is there in the 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
Pictures : MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service

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