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Montonico Bianco

The white grape comes from Italy, Synonyms ranked 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 ). It may despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Guardavalle (with synonym Montonico di Rogliano) and Mantonico Bianco or with the often regarded as identical Montù be confused. According to done in 2008 DNA analysis Is there a Parent-offspring relationship to the variety Garganega, A presumably natural crossing Sangiovese x Montonico Bianco comes from the Sicilian variety Orisi,

Montonico Bianco - grape and leaf

The late-ripening, high-yielding vine is resistant to frost and both mildews, Until the 1960s, it was widespread on the Adriatic coast in central Italy. Today she is mainly in the region Abruzzo (Teramo), as well as under various synonyms in Apulia. Calabria and Brands grown (see above). The variety is in the Calabrian DOC wines Bivongi. Savuto and Terre di Cosenza authorized. But it is not clear if it is really 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
Pictures: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service

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