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Verduzzo Friulano

The white grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Ramandolo, Ramandolo Dorato, Verdùç, Verdùz, Verdùzz, Verduzzo di Ramandolo, Verduzzo Giallo and and Verduzzo Verde. According to in 2011 DNA analysis the Verduzzo Ramandolo variety is identical, but the variety that is often regarded as a variety and is often confused with it differs Verduzzo Trevigiano clear. The first mention of a variety called Verduzzo was made on June 6, 1409 in Cividale (Friuli). In one document, a banquet in honor of Pope Gregory XII. (1335-1417) reported with the following wines: Marzemino by Gradiscutta, Ramandolo by Torlano (also Verduzzo?), Ribolla by Rosazzo, Verduzzo by Faedis and Refosco from Albana.

Verduzzo Friulano - grape and leaf

The late ripening, productive variety is resistant to Botrytis, It produces slightly astringent white wines with cedar wood aromas and aging potential. The variety is grown in the region Friuli-Venezia Giulia mainly in Friuli, but also in the adjacent one Veneto grown. It is often found in the DOC wines together with the Verduzzo Trevigiano variety Colli Orientali del Friuli. Friuli Annia. Friuli Aquileia. Friuli Grave. Friuli Isonzo. Friuli Latisana. Lison-Pramaggiore. Piave and Venezia, as well as in the sweet DOCG wine Ramandolo authorized. The Italian acreage in 2010 was 808 hectares with a steep downward trend (ten years earlier it had been 1,592 hectares). There are also small stocks in Slovenia, as in Argentina (5 ha).

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

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