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The white grape comes from the border area Italy (Gorizia) - Slovenia (Goricia). Synonyms are Mattozza, Pinela, Pinella Bianca, Pinjela, Pinello, Pinola and Vipavka. It was mentioned in the “Catalogo delle varieta delle viti Regno Veneto” as early as 1324. According to in 2013 DNA analysis is one of the many descendants of Gouais Blanc (White Heunisch); the second parent is unknown. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). Possibly that is in the adjacent Slovenian region Primorska attached Pinela (Pinjela) identical. The medium-ripening vine is particularly susceptible to Botrytis and bunch rot, It produces fine-acidic, straw-yellow white wines. The variety is in Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Veneto used for still and sparkling wines. It is in DOC wine Colli Euganei (under the name Pinello). In 2010, 72 hectares of vineyards were shown (Kym Anderson ).

Pinella - grape and leaf

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

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