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The white grape comes from Italy, Synonyms are Invernenga Bresciana, Imbrunesca, Invernesca, Pergola, Pergolese and Ua'mbrunesca. It was first mentioned in 1826 as one of the most widely cultivated varieties around Brescia in the Lombardy called. The name probably derives from "Inverno" (winter), because the grapes dried in winter and later at Badarf with warm water for consumption as table grape were prepared. The medium to late-ripening vine is grown only in small quantities. From the vineyard Pusterla, in the middle of the city of Brescia, the vineyard "Vigneto Pusterla" is cultivated at the foot of the castle, where on four hectares some rare autochthonous varieties are cultivated and the special IGT "Ronchi di Brescia" is made. Below are corva. Groppello Gentile. Maiolina. Marzemino. Schiava Grossa and also Invernenga, From the club Slow Food This vineyard was defined as a cultural heritage in 2007. In 2010, 7 hectares of vineyards were reported with decreasing tendency (ten years earlier, there were 32).

Invernenga - grape and leaf

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

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