The white grape variety comes from Istria Croatia or from Veneto Italy, The sometimes confusing synonyms are Glera, Prosecco Lungo, Ribolla Spizade and Tocai Nostrano. Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological She may not share similarities with the varieties Glera (formerly Prosecco), Glera Bela (Pienel) Malvasia Bianca Lunga (Prosecco Nostrano) or Ribolla Gialla (Italy). Until 2009, the official name was Prosecco Lungo; the change to Glera Lunga has subsequently led to some confusion; See the relevant history in detail below Glera,
According to DNA analysis Three varieties of Prosecco Tondo (Prosecco, now Glera), Prosecco Nostrano (Malvasia Bianca Lunga) and Prosecco Lungo (now Glera Lunga), which were formerly considered varieties of a single variety, are three separate varieties. Although there are genetic similarities between Glera and Glera Lunga, one Parent-offspring relationship but can be excluded.
The variety is in Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia grown under different names (also mixed with Glera). The varieties cultivated under Glera are mostly Prosecco Lungo (Glera Lunga) and not Prosecco (Glera). The end of the 1980s almost extinct variety was from the Research Institute Conegliano reactivated. In 2010 were (still under Prosecco Lungo) recorded 1,367 hectares of vineyards.
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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