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Verdeca

The white grape variety 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 ). Despite apparently suggestive synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Alvarinho. Verdea or Verdicchio Bianco be confused. The variety is identical to the Greek Lagorthi, probably from there to Puglia. According to carried out in 2007 DNA analysis is the Dalmatian variety Plavina from a presumably natural cross Tribidrag (Crljenak Kaštelanski) x Verdeca.

Verdeca - grape and leaf

The late ripening vine is resistant to frost, as well as false and real ones mildew, It produces greenish white wines with a neutral aroma and taste. The variety is mainly found in the Italian region Apulia grown. There it mainly 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. There are further stocks in the regions Basilicata and Campania, In 2010 the acreage was in Italy a total of 796 hectares with a falling trend (ten years earlier it was 2,208 hectares). In Greece only one hectare was reported this year.

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

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