The white grape comes from Italy, Synonyms are Ramandolo, Ramandolo Dorato, Verdùç, Verdúz, Verdúzz, Verduzzo di Ramandolo, Verduzzo Giallo and and Verduzzo Verde. According to the year 2011 DNA analysis The variety Verduzzo Ramandolo is identical, however, differs the often regarded as a variety and also often confused with her Verduzzo Trevigiano clear. The first mention of a variety named Verduzzo took place on June 6, 1409 in Cividale (Friuli). In a document is from a banquet in honor of Pope Gregory XII. (1335-1417) reported with the following wines: Marzemino of Gradiscutta, Ramandolo of Torlano (also Verduzzo?), Ribolla from Rosazzo, Verduzzo from Faedis and Refosco from Albania.
The late-ripening, high-yielding variety is resistant to Botrytis, It produces slightly astringent white wines with cedarwood aromas and aging potential. The variety is in the region Friuli-Venezia Giulia mainly in Friuli but also in the neighboring one Veneto grown. She is often together with the variety Verduzzo Trevigiano in the DOC wines 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 strong downward trend (ten years earlier it had been 1,592 hectares). Small stocks are also available in Slovenia, as in Argentina (5 ha).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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