The white grape comes from Italy, Synonyms are Berzemina di Breganze, Champagna, Frutignan, Sampagna and Sciampagna. It is not allowed with the variety Chasselas (with synonym Marzemina Bianca) are confused. According to done in 2008 DNA analysis the variety is probably the result of a presumably natural cross between the red variety Marzemino and the white species Garganega (at least exist between the three varieties Parent-offspring relationships ). And from a presumably natural crossing between Raboso Piave x Marzemina Bianca is the variety Raboso Veronese emerged.
The medium maturing, not very productive vine produces a fragrant, fruity white wine with aromas of hay, green apples and a slightly bitter aftertaste. It was named in 1793 by Pietro Caronelli (1736-1801), the then president of the Agricultural Science Academy of Conegliano, as the "queen among the grapes". At that time she was in Veneto widespread. There she is today in the DOC wines Bagnoli di Sopra and Colli di Conegliano authorized. In 2010, 54 hectares of vineyards were reported with decreasing trend.
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures : MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service