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Information about Greco

Grape variety Greco
Synonyms Greco di Napoli, Greco della Torre, Greco di Tufo, Greco del Vesuvio, Grecula.
Grape color White grape
Initial spread Autochthon
Vigor Excellent
Ripening period Late
Productivity Plentiful
Growing areas Calabria and in the province of Viterbo.
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 vineyards started slow climate adaptation, changing features as well, so that some vines such as Garganega, the main varietal of Soave, and Grechetto, are directly derived from the Greek.
Features ampelographic Leaf: orbicular, medium in size, trilobata and less often pentalobata, petiole breast U with parallel edges or just open; Lateral breasts more or less deep, closed loosely or superimposed on upper edges, while the lower ones are limp and shallow; Corner at the top of the obtuse or seldom acute lobes; Flap just to eaves with revolving lobes; The top of the page, the arachnoid and the lower hairs; The bottom ribs are greenish-yellowish or rarely pinkish to the base, green on top of the page; Convex or plan-convex lateral teeth, broad, slightly pronounced, irregular, mucronate, of green-colored upper, of lighter green below, matte gloss; Bottom bracket; Fourth order ribs not protruding; The median lobe is wide and short. Bunch: medium or small, 12 to 17 cm in length, clasped, cylindrical or slightly conical, more frequently wedged with a well developed wing to give a double cluster, rarely simple; Long peduncle, thin, with the lowered, herbaceous top, the lower part of the rosy color. Acino: Medium or small, spheroidal, irregular, with persistent and prominent navel, circular cross-section, pruinous, gray-yellow or gray-amber peel in the sun-turned part, covered with brown, medium or thick punctuation; Colorless juice, juicy pulp in neutral flavor; Medium or short pedicels, of rosewood, evident, green look; Short, yellowish brush; Separation of the pedicle from the just harder.
Features wine It is used in both purity and color. It produces a golden wine with intense scent; May have good alcoholic content and high acidity but is not rich in body.
Notes Resistance to parasites and other adversities: it is quite sensitive to damage to the mildew (more attached to the "Foxtail"); Sensitive to ozone; If cultivated in fresh soils, the grapes are subject to rot; Grapes fear rains near maturation.
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