The white grape comes from Italy (Liguria). Synonyms are Baresana, Biancone, Bruciapagliaio, Bujapajà, Brusapajà, Capello, Cappello, Cappellon, Cappelon, Carcamanu, Carcamulu, Corcesco, Cortinese, Debit, Empibotte, Livornese Bianca, Occhiana, Pagadebiti, Role, Rolla, Rolle, Rolle Blanc, Rollo Bianco , Rollo Genovese, Rollu, Turca di Trani, Uva Barile, Uva di Smirne, Uva Turca and Vaccone. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Biancone di Portoferraio. Biancu Gentile. Mostosa (Empibotte) or Vermentino (Rollo) are confused. According to done in 2013 DNA analysis it is a presumably natural crossing Sciaccarello ( mammolo ) x unknown partner.
The medium-maturing, high-yielding vine is prone to Botrytis, It is mostly used as a roller blind in Liguria represented mainly in the province of Genoa, where, among other things, in the DOC wines Cinque Terre. Riviera Ligure di Ponente and Val Polcèvera is allowed. Mostly it will be with other varieties like Albarola. Bosco and Trebbiano Toscano blended. In the Tuscany is under Livornese Bianca in DOC wine Colli di Luni contain. In 2010 were in Italy a total of 51 acres. On Corsica it is represented as a pagoda bit on a few hectares.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service