The white grape variety comes from the Trentino ( Italy ). The name probably derives from the Valle Lagarina in Trentino. Synonyms are Chegarèl and Sghittarella. It may be the first time in 1318 and then until the 18th century repeatedly mentioned "white Lagreiner" to a wine from this variety (or Traminer ). According to DNA analysis became the presumption of a Parent-offspring relationship with the red variety Lagrein disproved. The early-ripening, high-yielding vine is resistant to wintry frost and generally against fungal diseases, She produces white wines with lemon flavor. The variety is grown almost exclusively in Trentino. The acreage in 2010 was 23 hectares (Kym Anderson ).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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