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The most commonly used names in Italy Greco and Grechetto in varietal designations do not necessarily have, but may point to Greek origin. In any case, the often very similar names lead to great confusion. Also in DOC determinations and official statistics, it is often unclear which variety (s) exactly it is; or is this 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 seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological She may not share similarities with 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 analyzes, 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 descended and after a second she was in 7./8. Century introduced by the Greeks in southern Italy; both are unsecured. The late-ripening vine is prone 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 she becomes the DOC white wine Aversa in the traditional training system Cultivated "Alberata Aversana", in which the vines are raised partly 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 the year 2000 it was 1,324, but this may be due to confusion with others that have since been clarified, for example Greco Bianco together.

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

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