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The white grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Perera Gialla, Pevarise, Peverisa, Peverise and Uva della Madonna. It should not be confused with the Glera or Verdicchio Bianco (Pevarise) varieties, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2010, it is a parent of the Malvasia Nera di Bolzano variety. The late-maturing vine is susceptible to flavescence dorée, as well as both powdery mildews. It yields slightly perfumed white wines with a pear aroma. The variety used to be widespread in Veneto, but stocks were greatly reduced by the massive outbreak of flavescence dorée in the 1970s. It is allowed in the DOC/DOCG areas Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco and Prosecco. In 2016, only two hectares were still recorded (Kym Anderson).

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