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The Italian term is derived from the Latin word "vernaculus" (like the German "Vernatsch"; see below schiava ) and means "native" or "from here" or autochthonous, According to a second theory, the name is derived from "verrum" (boar = wild boar) because these animals often penetrated the vineyards in the Middle Ages and did well on the grapes. And according to a third theory, the municipality of Vernazza is in the area Cinque Terre in Liguria called, for which there is no evidence. In any case, it is (as with Lambrusco. Malvasia. muscatel and Trebbiano ) not a single one vine and also not a family of grape varieties, but the neutral term is used for many white and red grape varieties in the name / synonym used that differ genetically clearly. The numerous Vernaccia Synonyms are in the sources (e.g. Wine grapes and VIVC catalog ) sometimes specified differently or assigned to different varieties:

Vernaccia grape varieties

ernaccia - V. di Oristano, V. di San Gimignano, V. di Verona, V. Nera Grossa

There are also three DOC / DOCG zones named after Vernaccia grape varieties:

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