The white grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Arquitano, Iuvino, Norcino, Pecorina Arquatanella, Pecorino di Osimo, Promotico, Trebbiano Viccio, Uva della Pecore, Uva Pecorina, Verdicchio Bastardo Bianco, Uvina and Vissanello. It must not be with the variety Greco Bianco be confused, which is sometimes referred to as pecorino. The origin (parenthood) of the variety is unknown, according to an unproven hypothesis, it should come directly from a wild grape descended. The early ripening, unprofitable vine is resistant to both mildews, It produces fresh, fruity, acidic white wines with a lemon aroma.
The variety is found in the regions Abruzzo. Lazio. Liguria. Brands (formerly in large quantities), Tuscany and Umbria grown. There she is in the DOC white wines Colli Maceratesi. Controguerra. Falerio dei Colli Ascolani and Offida authorized. The Italian acreage in 2010 was 1,114 hectares - nine times the amount compared to 2000! In Peru 114 hectares were recorded under the name Uvina (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service