The white grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms include Malvasia col Puntino, Malvasia Gentile and Malvasia Puntinata. It is one of the numerous mostly unrelated varieties with part of the name Malvasia (see there in detail). Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities to the variety Malvasia Bianca di Piemonte be confused. It was done in 2011 DNA analysis resulted in an intersection Muscat d'Alexandrie x Schiava Grossa, After that it turned out that the vine examined was a different, unknown variety.
The medium to late ripening vine is susceptible to both mildews and Botrytis, The berries have small dots (to which the synonym part "puntinata" refers) and a subtle 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 Suitable for crying. The variety is mainly found in the region Lazio grown and often with Trebbiano varieties and Malvasia Bianca di Candia blended. It 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 falling 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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