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Vernaccia di San Gimignano (grape variety)

The white grape variety originates from Italy. It is one of the many Vernaccia varieties. Synonyms are Bervedino, Caccione, Drupeccio, Piccabòn, Primaticcio Bianco, Trupeccio, Uva Bianca Antica, Uva Vecchia, Vernaccia, Vernaccia Bianca di San Gimignano and Vernaccia di Toscana. It should not be confused with the Drupeggio or Vernaccia di Oristano varieties, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2011, the Bervedino variety is identical. According to various hypotheses, it should have come from Liguria, or from Spain or Greece. The very old variety was first mentioned in 1276 in the municipality of San Gimignano (province of Siena) in Tuscany. In the 16th century, it was used by the cellar master of Pope Paul III. (1468-1549) praised it.

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