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Montonico Bianco

The white grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms by region are Ciapparone, Racciapaluta ( Abruzzo ); Montonico, Pagadebit, Uva della Scala ( Apulia ); Greco Bianco del Pollino, Greco del Pollino, Mantonico Bianco Italico ( Calabria ); Chiapparù, Uva Regno ( Brands ). Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Guardavalle (with the synonym Montonico di Rogliano) and Mantonico Bianco or with that which is often regarded as identical Montù be confused. According to in 2008 DNA analysis Is there a Parent-offspring relationship to the variety Garganega, A probably natural crossing Sangiovese x Montonico Bianco comes from the Sicilian variety Orisi,

Montonico Bianco - grape and leaf

The late-ripening, productive vine is resistant to frost and both mildews, Until the 1960s it was widespread on the Adriatic coast in central Italy. Today it is mainly in the region Abruzzo (Teramo), as well as under different synonyms in Apulia. Calabria and Brands attached (see above). The variety is in the Calabrian DOC wines Bivongi. Savuto and Terre di Cosenza authorized. However, it is not clear whether it is actually Montonico Bianco or maybe it is Mantonico Bianco is. In the statistics of Kym Anderson only the M o ntonico Bianco, incidentally, reported at 734 hectares in the year of 2010.

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

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