The white grape comes from Italy, Synonyms include Malvasia col Puntino, Malvasia Gentile and Malvasia Puntinata. It is one of the many mostly unrelated varieties with name part Malvasia (see there in detail). It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities not with the variety Malvasia Bianca di Piemonte be confused. In 2011 took place DNA analysis resulted in a crossroads Muscat d'Alexandrie x Schiava Grossa, However, it turned out that the vine examined was another, unknown variety.
The medium to late ripening vine is prone to both mildews and Botrytis, The berries have small dots (to which the synonym part "puntinata" refers) and a discreet one nutmeg on. It produces flowery white wines with aromas of exotic fruits for quick enjoyment. These are also for the production of very sweet To cry. The variety is mainly in the region Lazio grown and there often with Trebbiano varieties and Malvasia Bianca di Candia blended. She is in the DOC wines Bianco Capena. Castelli Romani. Cerveteri. Colli Albani. Colli della Sabina. Colli Etruschi Viterbesi. Colli Lanuvini. Cori. Frascati. Marino. Romany and Tarquinia authorized. There are also small stocks in the Abruzzo, The acreage in 2010 was 590 hectares with an extremely decreasing trend (ten years earlier it was 2,366 hectares).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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