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The Italian term is derived from the Latin word "vernaculus" (as the German "Vernatsch", see below) schiava ) and means "indigenous" or "coming from here" or autochthonous, According to a second theory, the name derives from "verrum" (boar = wild boar), because these animals often invaded the vineyards in the Middle Ages and made amicable on the grapes. And according to a third theory, the municipality of Vernazza is in the area Cinque Terre in Liguria called, but for which there is no evidence. Anyway, it is (as in Lambrusco. Malvasia. muscatel and Trebbiano ) not a single one vine and not a grape variety family, but the neutral term is used for many white and red grape varieties in the name / synonym used, which differ genetically clearly. The numerous Vernaccia Synonyms are in the sources (eg Wine Grapes and VIVC catalog ) partly indicated 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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