The white grape variety comes from Italy; it is one of the numerous Trebbiano varieties, Synonyms are Trebbiano della Fiamma and Trebbiano di Romagna. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological or name similarities not to the varieties Trebbiano Modenese or Verdicchio Bianco (T. di Lugana, T. di Soave) can be confused. The early to medium ripening, productive vine is susceptible to various fungal diseases except real ones mildew, It produces straw-colored, rather neutral white wines with fresh acid, which are also used for the production of distillates. The very old variety was already made in 1303 by the medieval wine author Petrus de Crescentiis (1230-1320) mentioned in the province of Ravenna.
It is in the region Emilia-Romagna widely used and approved in numerous DOC / DOCG wines. These are Bosco Eliceo. Colli Bolognesi. Colli di Faenza. Colli di Imola. Colli di Rimini. Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa. Colli Piacentini and Romagna, There are also smaller stocks in the region Lazio where they are the DOC wines Bianco Capena. Castelli Romani and Colli Albani, as well as on Sardinia where they are in DOC wine Arborea is included. The variety, grown exclusively in Italy, occupied a total of 15,893 hectares in 2010 with a downward trend (in 2000 it was 19,492 hectares). It is in the world varieties ranking at position 49 (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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