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The white grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Anascetta and Nas-cëtta. Despite morphological similarities, it should not be confused with the Nasco or Vermentino varieties, with which there may be a (not yet confirmed) genetic relationship. The early to medium-ripening vine produces fresh, acidic white wines with aromas of acacia flowers, sage, rosemary and lemon, as well as ageing potential. The almost extinct variety was reactivated in the early 1990s. It is increasingly cultivated in the province of Cuneo in Piedmont by some winemakers such as Braida. The variety is mostly blended with the Moscato Bianco(Muscat Blanc) and Favorita(Vermentino) varieties and is authorised in the Langhe DOC wine. In 2016, a cultivation area of 17 hectares was designated (Kym Anderson).

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