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The white grape variety originates from Sicily(Italy). Synonyms are Ariddu, Riddu, Rossese Bianco, Uva Bianca Antica di Viggiano and Volpicello. According to several matching DNA analyses, most recently in 2021, it is a cross between Catarratto Bianco Comune x Muscat d'Alexandrie (Zibibbo). The Rossese Bianco grown in Liguria is identical. However, Grillo must not be confused with one of the four white Rossese varieties. The new variety Moscato Cerletti, which is described as identical in one source, is a genetically different variety.

Grillo - Rebflächen auf Sizilien in Albarello-Erziehung und Weintraube

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