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The white grape variety 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 is probably derived from "Inverno" (winter) because the grapes dried in winter and later at Badarf with warm water for consumption as table grape were processed. The medium to late ripening vine is only grown in small quantities. In the middle of the city of Brescia, the Pusterla winery cultivates the “Vigneto Pusterla” vineyard at the foot of the castle, in which there are sometimes very rare indigenous varieties on four hectares and from which the special cuvée IGT “Ronchi di Brescia” is made. Below are corva. Groppello Gentile. Maiolina. Marzemino. Schiava Grossa and also 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 a downward trend (ten years earlier there were 32).

Invernenga - grape and leaf

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

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