White grape variety, grown for centuries in the Marche region, in particular, in Macerata, probably part of the group of Greeks. It has numerous synonyms, including Montecchio, ribon, grapes close, greek Maceratino, matelicano, Verdicchio marine bianchetta Montecchio, greek castellano, Verdicchio Tyrolean Montecchiani white. Is raised in the oldest still married to tralciaia maple, often with traces, because it prefers a holding medium and large expansion with long pruning.
Follows, by region, a list of all DOC and DOCG is allowed where the use of this vine.
- Colli Maceratesi - min. 70%, 85-100% (with mention of the vine)
Viticulture and winemaking
Environmental and cultural characteristics and needs : He leaves rather large, and five lobes orbicular; bunch medium to large, cylindrical-conical, tight, medium berry, spherical, medium-thick, solid, with enough skin waxy, yellow-gold with streaks brown and very conspicuous navel. It has a fairly constant and abundant production, has no particular requirements with respect to the soil or climate or exposure. According to the selected biotypes may have greater or smaller productivity and different sugar levels.
Diseases and adversity : he has little resistance to the cold winter, holds the best spring frost, fair resistance to downy mildew and powdery mildew .