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Steverjana

Synonym for the grape variety Glera; see there.

The white grape variety originates either from Istria-Croatia or from Veneto-Italy. Synonyms are Gargana, Ghera, Glere, Grappolo Spargolo, Prosecco, Prosecco Balbi, Prosecco Bianco, Prosecco Nostrano, Prosecco Tondo, Sciprina, Serpina, Serprina, Serprino, Uva Pissona (Italy); Briska Glera, Gljera, Steverjana (Slovenia); Beli Teran, Bresanka, Prosekar, Proseko, Teran Bijeli (Croatia). Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities, it must not be confused with the varieties Glera L unga (Prosecco Lungo), Malvasia Bianca Lunga (Prosecco Nostrano) or Perera. Until 2009, the officially valid main name was Prosecco (Prosecco Tondo); the change to Glera subsequently led to some confusion, some of which continues to this day. Since then, Prosecco has been a protected designation of origin.

Glera (Prosecco) - Weintraube und Blatt

According to an unverifiable hypothesis, the variety or an ancestor is said to have been used in antiquity for the famous Pucinum mentioned by Pliny the Elder (23-79). In the late 18th century, several morphologically different varieties were called Prosecco in the province of Treviso-Veneto. There is also a commune of this name there, which is also mentioned in most sources as the "birthplace". In the mid-19th century, Count Balbi Valier selected a special variety with round berries in the hills of the municipalities of Conegliano...

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