The white grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Caccarella, Greco, Malvasia Bianca, Malvasia Greca, Malvasia Moscata, Moscatella, Moscato Greco, Moscato Greco Nell'Astigiano and Mosella. It is one of the numerous varieties with the name part Malvasia. Despite seeming synonyms or morphological similarities, it should not be confused with the varieties Greco, Malvasia Bianca di Candia, Malvasia Bianca Lunga, Malvasia del Lazio or Malvasia di Lipari. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2020, it originates from a presumably natural cross between Malvasia Aromatica di Parma x unknown partner. The medium to late ripening vine is susceptible to powdery mildew but resistant to botrytis. It produces floral white wines with aromas of citrus and tropical fruit.
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