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The white grape variety comes from border area Italy (Gorizia) - Slovenia (Goricia). Synonyms include Mattozza, Pinela, Pinella Bianca, Pinjela, Pinello, Pinola and Vipavka. It was already mentioned in 1324 in the "Catalogo delle varieta delle viti Regno Veneto". According to done in 2013 DNA analysis it 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 below molecular Genetics ). Maybe that is in the adjacent Slovenian region Primorska attached Pinela (Pinjela) identical. The medium-maturing vine is particularly susceptible to Botrytis and bunch rot, It produces fine-sour, straw-yellow white wines. The variety is in Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Veneto used for nursing and sparkling wines. She is in the DOC wine Colli Euganei (under the name Pinello) approved. In 2010, 72 hectares of vineyards were designated (Kym Anderson ).

Pinella - grape and leaf

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

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