Greco bianco

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Grape variety Greco bianco
Synonyms Greca bianca, Greco di Gerace, Greca, Greco di Cosenza.
Grape colour White grape
Vigour Excellent
Ripening The third decade of September and the first decade of October.
Productivity Abundant and constant (in its true cultivation area).
Areas of cultivation The White Greco is cultivated in various communes of Catanzaro and Reggio Calabria and its grapes are used to produce both purity (Greco Bianco Doc) wines and integrated with other vines.
History The Greek is an ancient white berry whose introduction to the south and center of Italy should be traced back to the Greek colonization of the VIII century BC. When the agricultural crisis pushed many Hellenists to find new lands on our peninsula, creating what would then be called Magna Grecia. It seems that the first introduction of this vine has occurred in Calabria, with the landing of seeds, many of which will be the basis of Italian vines. The Romans were able to exploit and spread the greek Italians now Italianized throughout the Mediterranean and throughout Europe and then in the Middle Ages the Serenissima Republic of Venice continued the work. They also spread Greek in all the ports under their control. Many vines began slow climate adaptation, changing features as well, so that some vines such as Garganega, the main variety of Soave, and Grechetto, are directly derived from the Greek.
Ampelographic features Leaf: medium, pentagonal, sometimes slightly elongated; Quinquelobata or trilobata (with the lower lobes just mentioned); U Wide pectoral breast; Upper or narrow narrow side veins with almost parallel edges; Lower lateral sinuses (when present) with narrow V, parallel edges, or U; Marked lobes, planes; Corner at the top of the obtuse terminal lobes; Top of green-intense color, flat, matt, almost glabraous; Bottom page of light green, velvety; Verdastre, upper and lower ribs, red-vinose at the insertion with the petiole and for a short stretch of this, both on the upper and lower pages; Lower ribs of 1st and 2nd order rather velvety, protruding those of 1st, 2nd and 3rd order; Irregular, pronounced and mucous teeth; Irregular margins and wide base. Bunch: medium or large, short, rather cylindrical, generally winged (with one or two wings), medium or medium-spotted; Visible peduncle; Medium or medium-long pedicel, green; Unknowing, not verrucous; Small brush, colorless. Acino: medium, obovoid, regular, with regular cross section (rather circular); Golden yellow peel, full maturation, regularly distributed; Slightly pruneous, thick; Juicy pulp, sweet and simple flavor.
Characteristics of the wine obtained from this grape variety The wine obtained from the White Greek grape is golden yellow, clear. On the palate it is intense, mineral, fruity.
Notes Resistance to meteoric adversity, diseases and parasites: excellent for adversity of cryptogamic and parasitic nature; Good to meteoric adversity, provided that you do not grow above 300 m. a.s.l.

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