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Vitovska

The white grape variety comes from the border area Slovenia and Italy, Synonyms are Dolcin, Vitouska and Vituska. According to done in 2007 DNA analysis it is a presumably natural cross between Glera (Prosecco) x Malvasia Bianca Lunga (Malvasia del Chianti). It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Garganega or Vitovska Grganja be confused. The medium-maturing vine is resistant to frost and summer drought or drought, It produces straw-yellow, feinsäuerliche white wines with a variety of aromas of hay, pears, quince and lemons with storage potential, which are mostly sorted pure.

The variety comes from the Slovenian karst area in the region Primorska in the municipality of Sgónico and the neighboring Friulian Duino-Aurisina. Almost extinct, it was successfully reactivated in the 1980s by winemakers Edi Kante and Benjamin Zidarich using vines from Friuli, where they were in the DOC area Carso is allowed. In 2010 were in Slovenia but no Bestamd reported. In Italy however, 50 hectares were recorded; but possibly also stocks of Vitovska Grganja are among them.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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