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Marzemina Bianca

The white grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Berzemina di Breganze, Champagna, Frutignan, Sampagna and Sciampagna. However, it cannot be with the variety Chasselas (with the synonym Marzemina Bianca). According to in 2008 DNA analysis the variety is probably the result of a presumably natural cross between the red variety Marzemino and the white variety Garganega (at least exist between the three varieties Parent-offspring relationships ). And from a presumably natural cross between Raboso Piave x Marzemina Bianca is the variety Raboso Veronese emerged.

Marzemina Bianca - grape and leaf

The medium-ripening, not very productive vine produces a fragrant, fruity white wine with aromas of hay, green apples and a slightly bitter aftertaste. In 1793, Pietro Caronelli (1736-1801), then President of the Academy of Agricultural Science of Conegliano), called her the “Queen of Grapes”. At that time she was in Veneto widespread. There she is in the DOC wines today Bagnoli di Sopra and Colli di Conegliano authorized. In 2010, 54 hectares of vineyards were reported with a downward trend.

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

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