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Santa Sofia

The white grape comes from Italy, She is not allowed with the variety Fiano confusing for which the synonym Santa Sofia is used and which had long been considered identical. This was done by in 2005 DNA analysis refuted and found a close relationship with the no longer cultivated, local variety Rosso Antico. The variety was up to phylloxera disaster as a wine press and table grape in the region Campania in the province of Salerno widespread. Today there are only a few old vineyards south of Salerno. The resulting white wine is made with the varieties Fiano and Trebbiano Toscano in the Campanian DOC white wine Cilento blended. In 2010, however, no stocks were reported (Kym Anderson ).

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

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