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The parts of the name Greco and used very often in Italy Grechetto Grape variety names do not necessarily have to, but can indicate Greek origin. In any case, the often very similar names lead to great confusion. Even in DOC regulations and official statistics, it is often not clear which variety (s) are actually involved; or this is partly contradictory.

But there is also a white grape called Greco . Synonyms are Asprinia, Asprinio, Asprinio Bianco, Asprino, Greco del Vesuvio, Greco della Torre, Greco di Napoli, Greco di Tufo, Grieco, Grieco di Castelvenere and Uva Asprinia. Despite apparently suggestive synonyms or morphological It must not be similar to the varieties Greco Bianco. Guardavalle (Greco Bianco di Cirò), Maceratino. Malvasia Bianca di Piemonte (Greco), Malvasia di Lipari (Greco Bianco di Gerace), Rossetto (Greco Giallo), Trebbiano Giallo (Greco di Velletri) or Riesling be confused. According to DNA analysis, there is a close relationship with Aleatico,

Greco - grape and leaf

According to a hypothesis, it is said to be of the ancient variety Aminea descend and after a second she was in the 7th / 8th Introduced by the Greeks in southern Italy in the 19th century; however, both are unsecured. The late-ripening vine is susceptible to both mildews, It produces white wines with aromas of apricots and herbs. The variety is approved in many DOC wines, including these Greco di Tufo (DOCG) Irpinia. Penisola Sorrentina. Sannio and Vesuvio in Campania, as well Bianco di Pitigliano and Colline Lucchesi in Tuscany.

Under the name Asprinio it is used for the DOC white wine Aversa in the traditional training system "Alberata Aversana" is cultivated, in which the vines are partially raised vertically on trees up to 10 meters. There are also other stocks in the regions Apulia. Basilicata. Calabria. Lazio. Liguria. Molise and Tuscany, The acreage in 2010 was 158 hectares. In 2000 there were 1,324, but this may be due to confusion with others such as, for example, that has now been clarified Greco Bianco together.

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

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