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The white grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Bianchetto Faentino, Bianchino, Montuni and Montuno. According to DNA analyses, there is no (previously suspected) relationship with the variety Montonico Bianco, but possibly with Franconia (Blaufränkisch). The very late-maturing, high-yielding vine is very well resistant to both types of mildew, and moderately resistant to botrytis. It produces acidic white wines, which are often used for the production of sparkling wines. The variety is cultivated in Emilia-Romagna, where it is registered under the name Montuni in the DOC wines Modena and Reno. In 2010, however, no stocks were recorded in Kym Anderson's statistics under the two names Montù or Montuni (ten years earlier the figure was still 1,090 hectares)

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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