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Scimiscià

The white grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Cimix, Frate Pelato, Rossala Bianca, Simixà ( Italy ); Genovese, Genovèse, Raisin Génois ( Corsica ). Despite apparently suggestive synonyms, she is not allowed to use the varieties Albarola (synonym Bianchetta Genovese) or Bosco be confused. Made in 2009 DNA analysis turned out that the on Corsica cultivated Genovèse, as well as those in the Ligurian area Cinque Terre cultivated species Frate Pelato are identical. The medium to late-ripening vine is resistant to the real mildew, It produces acidic white wines with diverse aromas of herbs, apples and pears. The nearly extinct variety was revived in the 1990s. Under the name Scimiscià she is in the province of Genoa in Liguria cultivated where they are in DOC wine Golfo del Tigullio-Portofino is allowed. In 2010, an acreage of five hectares was designated (Kym Anderson ).

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

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