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Vernaccia di Oristano (grape variety)

The white grape variety comes from Sardinia(Italy) or from Spain. It is one of the many varieties with Vernaccia in its name. Synonyms are Caganaccia, Carnaccia, Granazza, Moranina, Pellegrina, Pissotta, Spargoletta Bianca, Spergola, Spargolina, Spergolina, Spergolinàis, Varnacchia, Vernaccia, Vernaccia Austera, Vernaccia Bianca, Vernaccia, di San Vero Millis and Vernaccia di Solarussa. According to one hypothesis, it was brought to Sardinia by the Phoenicians via the port city of Tharros, which they founded in 800 BC. This would also confirm an often suspected Spanish origin. In any case, the very old variety was first mentioned in a legal text in Iglesias in the southwest of the island in 1327. According to personal information from Dr. Erika Maul (JKI), the variety Spergola is identical.

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