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Rollo

The white grape variety originates from Italy (Liguria). There are about 70 synonyms that indicate a great age. Some of them are Baresana, Biancone, Bratkovina, Bruciapagliaio, Brusapajà, Brusgiapagia, Bujapajà, Capello, Cappello, Cappellon, Cappelon, Carcamanu, Carcamulu, Corcesco, Cortinese, Debit, Empibotte, Livornese Bianca, Occhiana, Pagadebiti, Role, Rolla, Rolle, Rolle Blanc, Rollo Bianco, Rollo Genovese, Rollu, Turca di Bari, Turca di Trani, Uva Barile, Uva di Smirne, Uva Turca and Vaccone. It should not be confused with the varieties Biancone di Portoferraio, Biancu Gentile, Mostosa (Empibotte) or Vermentino (Rollo), despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities. According to DNA analysis carried out in 2013, it is a presumably natural cross between Sciaccarello (Mammolo) x unknown partner. The medium-maturing, high-yielding vine is susceptible to Botrytis. In Liguria, it is mainly present in the province of Genoa, where it is permitted in the DOC wines Cinque Terre, Riviera Ligure di Ponente and Val Polcèvera. It is usually blended with other varieties such as Albarola, Bosco and Trebbiano Toscano. In Tuscany, Livornese Bianca is included in the DOC wine Colli di Luni. In 2016, a total of 15 hectares were designated in Italy (Kym Anderson).

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