The white grape comes from Italy, Synonyms include Acerbina, Buzzetto, Garella, Loumnitza, Lumaca, Lumassa Bianca, Lumassina Bianca, Lumazzina, Mataòsso, Mataòssu and Uga Matta. The parentage is unknown. She may not with the Moldavian variety Luminitsa (Loumnitza) be confused. It was first described by the Ampelographen Giuseppe di Rovasenda (1824-1913). The late-ripening, high-yielding vine yields fresh, acidic, rather low-alcohol white wines with aromas of apples and herbs. In the 1970s, she was threatened with extinction and was revived. The variety is mainly in the province of Savona in the region Liguria where it is used as a blend for the production of sparkling wines. With the varieties Bosco and Vermentino It is blended into "Nostralino", a traditional wine at many annual village festivals. In 2010, 98 hectares of vineyards were recorded.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012