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Grechetto di Orvieto

The white grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Grechetto, Grechetto Bianco, Grechetto Spoletino and Pulcinculo. The “greco” could possibly indicate a Greek origin. Despite apparently indicative synonyms or morphological It must not be similar to the varieties Maceratino or Pignoletto (with the synonym Grechetto di Todi). According to 2004 DNA analysis but there is one Parent-offspring relationship between Grechetto di Orvieto and Pignoletto, which is why they used to be two Clones looked at the same variety and in DOC regulations were often only called "Grechetto", which of course leads to some confusion and confusion with others Grechetto varieties leads. There is also a red berry variety called Grechetto Rosso (Greghetto) with unclear identity.

Grechetto di Orvieto - grape and leaf

The medium to late ripening vine is resistant to the wrong people mildew, It produces fruity white wines with aromas of herbs, almonds and citrus. The variety is found in numerous DOC wines from the regions Lazio. Brands. Tuscany and Umbria authorized. These are Amelia. Assisi. Colli Altotiberini. Colli del Trasimeno. Colli Etruschi Viterbesi. Colli Martani. Colline Lucchesi. Colli Perugini. Montefalco. Orvieto. Torgiano. Valdichiana Toscana and Vin Santo di Montepulciano, The acreage in 2010 was 1,501 hectares.

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

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