The white grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Mantonacu Viru della Locride, Mantonico Pizzutella and Mantonico Vero. You may not use the varieties Guardavalle (with the synonym Mantonico) or Montonico Bianco (with confusing synonym Mantonico Bianco Italico). According to DNA analysis Mantonico Bianco is a parent of the varieties Catarratto Bianco Comune. Gaglioppo and Nerello Mascalese, There is no connection to the variety Castiglione with the synonym Mantonico Nero. The variety was first mentioned in 1601.
The vine ripens very late and has good resistance to fungal diseases, It produces flowery white wines with aromas of herbs. The variety is grown in the region Calabria grown along the Ionian coast and is there in the DOC wines Bivongi. Lamezia. Savuto and Terre di Cosenza authorized. However, it is not clear whether it is actually Mantonico Bianco or maybe it is Montonico Bianco is. In the statistics of Kym Anderson only the variety M o ntonico Bianco is reported at 734 hectares in the year of 2010.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012