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Manzoni Bianco

The white grape variety is a new breed between Riesling x Pinot Blanc, Synonyms are IM 6.0.13, Incrocio Manzoni 6.0.13, Manzoni 6.0.13 and Manzoni Bijeli. The cross was made by the breeder Luigi Manzoni (1888-1968) at the Weinbauinstitut in the early 1930s Conegliano in Veneto ( Italy ). It was by far his most successful creation. The early to medium maturing vine is resistant to real ones mildew and Esca, It produces aromatic white wines with aromas of jasmine, lemon herb and honey.

Manzoni Bianco - grape and leaf

The variety is mainly in Veneto grown where they are in the DOC / DOCG wines Bianco di Custoza. Colli di Conegliano. Colli Euganei and Vicenza is allowed. There are further stocks in Apulia. Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Calabria. Molise and Trentino-Alto Adige, In 2000 the area under cultivation in Italy was 8,290 hectares. However, the stock declined to 382 hectares by 2010 - the reason for this extreme reduction is unknown (Kym Anderson ). Small areas should also be in the Spanish area Penedès give.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service

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