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Grechetto di Orvieto

The white grape comes from Italy, Synonyms are Grechetto, Grechetto Bianco, Grechetto Spoletino and Pulcinculo. The "Greco" could possibly point to a Greek origin. Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological She may not share similarities with the varieties Maceratino or Pignoletto (to be synonymous with Grechetto di Todi). According to done in 2004 DNA analysis but there is one Parent-offspring relationship between Grechetto di Orvieto and Pignoletto, which is why they used to serve as two Clones of the same variety and in DOC terms often only with "Grechetto" were named, which of course to some confusion and confusion with others Grechetto varieties leads. There is also a red berry variety called Grechetto Rosso (Greghetto) with unexplained identity.

Grechetto di Orvieto - grape and leaf

The medium to late ripening vine is resistant to falseness mildew, It produces fruity white wines with aromas of herbs, almonds and citrus fruits. The variety is in numerous DOC wines of 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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