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The white grape comes from Italy, Synonyms are Spargoletta Bianca, Spergolà, Spergolina and Spergolinàis. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Sauvignon Blanc or Sémillon Spergola was even an official synonym for Sauvignon Blanc in Italy in the past. The independence was done by in 2001 DNA analysis approved. At the same time, a close genetic relationship to the variety was found Pignoletto detected. After personal information of Dr. med. Erika Maul ( Julius Kühn Institute ) is the species Vernaccia di Oristano identical.

Spergola - grape and leaf

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

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

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