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

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

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