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The white grape comes from Greece. Synonyms are Lagarthi, Lagathi, Lagothra, Laghorti, Lagorhi, Lagorthi, Lagourthia, Lagoyrthia, Laorthi ( Greece ); Albese Bianco, Alvino Verde, Verdera, Verdicella, Verdicchio Femmina, Verdigno, Verdisco Bianco, Verdone, Vino Verde ( Italy ). It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Alvarinho. Verdea or Verdicchio Bianco be confused. The variety is identical to the Greek Lagorthi, probably it came from there to Apulia. According to carried out in 2007 DNA analysis is the Dalmatian variety Plavina from a presumably natural crossing Tribidrag (Crljenak Kaštelanski) x Verdeca emerged.

Verdeca - grape and leaf

The late-ripening vine is resistant to frost, as well as fake and real mildew, It produces greenish white wines with a neutral aroma and taste. The variety is predominantly in the Italian region Apulia grown. There it serves as the basis for wormwood and is in the Apulian DOC wines Colline Joniche Tarantine. Gravina. Locorotondo. Martina Franca. Ostuni. San Severo and Terra d'Otranto authorized. Other stocks exist in the regions Basilicata and Campania, In 2010, the acreage was in Italy a total of 796 hectares with a strong downward trend (ten years before that was 2,208 hectares). In Greece a stock of just one hectare was reported this year.

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

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