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The white grape variety comes from Sardinia ( Italy ). Synonyms are Arvusiniagu, Laconarzu, Migiu, Semidana Bianca, Semidano Bianco, Semidanu Blanc and Semidanu. The medium late ripening, not very profitable vine is susceptible to fungal diseases, It produces alcoholic, fragrant white wines with moderate acidity. The variety was first mentioned in 1780 by agronomist Andrea Manca dell'Arca (1716-1795). It was once widespread, but after the phylloxera disaster replaced by more productive, less disease-prone varieties from the end of the 19th century. It is mainly grown in the province of Cagliari and mostly with the variety Nuragus blended. Among other things, it is in the DOC white wines Nuragus di Cagliari and Sardegna Semidano authorized. In 2010, 36 hectares of vineyards were reported.

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

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