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The white grape variety is grown in Japan cultured; the origin is unknown. According to a hypothesis, it was abandoned in the 19th century China introduced and was considered identical to the variety Longyan considered. The morphological Descriptions are different, however. The late-ripening vine is susceptible to Botrytis, It produces white wines with a balanced acidity and pear aroma. The variety is mainly grown in Nagano Prefecture (main island Honshu). In 2010 the acreage was 24 hectares.

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

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