The white grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Laconari, Laconari Bianca, Lacconargiu and Lacconarzu. Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities, it should not be confused with the Albanella or Albillo Real varieties. One hypothesis is that it was introduced to Sardinia from the Iberian Peninsula during the Spanish occupation from 1323 to 1720. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2010, it comes from a presumably natural cross between Girò x Molinera, which refutes a Spanish origin. A relationship to the red variety Albaranzeuli Nero is suspected. A direct descendant is the variety Zirone Bianco. The late-maturing, high-yielding vine is resistant to fungal diseases. It is cultivated in Sardinia in the provinces of Nuoro and Oristano, where it is used as a blending partner. In 2016, only two hectares were reported (Kym Anderson statistics).
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