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Spergola

The white grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Spargoletta Bianca, Spergolà, Spergolina and Spergolinàis. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Sauvignon Blanc or Sémillon can be confused (Spergola was once an official synonym for Sauvignon Blanc in Italy). The independence was done through in 2001 DNA analysis approved. This also resulted in a close genetic relationship to the variety Pignoletto detected. According to Dr. Erika Maul ( Julius Kühn Institute ) is the variety Vernaccia di Oristano identical.

Spergola - grape and leaf

The variety was first mentioned under Spergolina in 1811. It counted in the 19th century in the Emilia-Romagna to the most important varieties. The medium-maturing vine produces acidic white wines that are well suited for sparkling wine production. For example, it is in DOC wine Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa authorized. In 2010 110 hectares of vineyards were shown in Italy (Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service

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