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The white grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Bianchetto Faentino, Bianchino, Montuni and Montuno. According to DNA analysis there is no (previously suspected) relationship with the variety Montonico Bianco, but possibly with the Franconia ( Blaufränkisch ). The very late ripening, productive vine is very resistant to both mildews, as well as moderately against Botrytis, It produces acidic white wines, which are often used for the production of sparkling wines. The variety is in the Emilia-Romagna where they are cultivated under the Montuni name in the DOC wines Modena and Reno is allowed. In 2010, however, under the two names Montù or Montuni in the statistics of Kym Anderson no stocks identified (ten years earlier, there were still 1,090 hectares).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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