The white grape comes from Italy, It is one of many varieties Vernaccia in the name of. Synonyms are Bervedino, Drupeccio, Piccabòn, Vernaccia, Vernaccia Bianca di San Gimignano and Vernaccia di Toscana. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological or name similarities not with the varieties Drupeggio or Vernaccia di Oristano be confused. According to the year 2011 DNA analysis the variety Bervedino is identical. According to various hypotheses, it should look Liguria, or from Spain or Greece have come. The very old variety was first in 1276 in the eponymous municipality of San Gimignano (Siena province) in the Tuscany mentioned. In the 16th century, she was the butler of Pope Paul III. (1468-1549) praised.
The medium to late ripening, high yielding vine is prone to both mildews and bunch rot, It produces white wines with citrus and Bitter almond notes that have high quality potential. The variety is grown mainly around San Gimignano, where they are in the DOC wines Colli dell'Etruria Centrale and San Gimignano, as well as determining in the DOCG wine Vernaccia di San Gimignano is included. In the Emilia-Romagna she is as Bervedino in DOC white wine Colli Piacentini (Vin Santo Monterosso Val d'Arda). The acreage in 2010 was 522 hectares, with a steep decline (ten years earlier it had been 854 hectares).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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