White grape of unknown origin, whose presence in the Murge Martines (Taranto) seems to date back to 1870. Has long been cultivated along with other local varieties, especially with the verdeca , which has prevailed because of its greenish color in the wine, more popular with consumers than the white to pale yellow clear D'Alessio.
Viticulture and winemaking
Environmental and cultural characteristics and needs : He leaves medium-large, orbicular; bunch medium to large, cylindrical-conical, with a wing or simple, compact, medium berry, spherical, with thick skin covered with abundant bloom, yellow uniform . It prefers medium soil, deep enough, farming systems must be medium expansion, with extensive pruning. The production is abundant.
Diseases and adversity : Tolerates fairly major fungal diseases, powdery mildew and downy mildew. In difficult vintages may be subject to millerandage. It has poor resistance to frost.
Follows, by region, a list of all DOC and DOCG is allowed where the use of this vine
- Gravina: 35 to 60%
- Elizabeth Bennet: max. 25%
- Locorotondo: 35 to 50%
- Martina or Martina Franca: 35 to 50%