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The white grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Biancatenera, Biancazita, Ginestro and Nocella. It was mentioned in 1825 as one of the main varieties of the province of Napoli in Campania. DNA analyses carried out in 2005 revealed a possible relationship to the Caprettone variety. The late-ripening vine is susceptible to botrytis. It produces acidic white wines with aromas of broom (Italian: ginestra), which develop tones reminiscent of Riesling with age. The variety is cultivated in small quantities in the Campanian province of Salerno on the Amalfi coast. It is permitted there in the DOC wine Costa d'Amalfi. In 2016, 0.5 hectares of vines were designated (Kym Anderson).

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