The white grape variety originates from Italy. The name is derived from "bello" (beautiful), which also impressively confirms the image of the grape. Synonyms are Arciprete, Arciprete Bianca, Arciprete Bianco, Bello Cacchione, Bello Fagotte, Bello Veltrano, Cacchione, Fagotto, Pampanaro, Pampanone, Pampanoro, Pocioccone, Uva di Spagna Bianca, Uva Pantastica and Uva Presta. The parentage (parentage) of this probably very old vine is unknown. It should not be confused with the independent variety Pampanaro because of the synonyms. According to an unverifiable hypothesis, the variety is said to be a descendant of a vine described by Pliny the Elder (23-79) as having "only juice", indicating juicy berries. This late-ripening, high-yielding vine produces fresh white wines with a slightly bitter aftertaste and aromas of apples and apricots. It is mainly grown in the Lazio region, where it is permitted in the DOC/DOCG wines Bianco Capena, Cannelino di Frascati, Cerveteri, Colli Lanuvini, Cori, Marino, Montecompatri-Colonna, Nettuno, Roma, Velletri and Zagarolo. In 2016, 184 hectares of vines were reported with an extreme downward trend (Kym Anderson).
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