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Semidano

The white grape variety originates from Sardinia(Italy). Synonyms are Arvusiniagu, Laconarzu, Migiu, Mizu, Mizzu, Semidamu, Semidana Bianca, Semidano Bianco, Semidanu Blanc, Semidano di Nurri, Semidanu, Semidanu Blanc and Seminanu. The parentage is unknown. The medium-late ripening, not very high-yielding vine is susceptible to fungal diseases. It yields alcohol-rich, fragrant white wines with moderate acidity. The variety was first mentioned in 1780 by the agronomist Andrea Manca dell'Arca (1716-1795). It was once widespread, but after the phylloxera catastrophe at the end of the 19th century it was replaced by higher-yielding varieties that were less susceptible to disease. It is mainly cultivated in the province of Cagliari and is usually blended with the Nuragus variety. Among others, it is permitted in the DOC white wines Nuragus di Cagliari and Sardegna Semidano. In 2016, 34 hectares of vineyards were designated (Kym Anderson statistics).

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