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Grecanico




History


Green grape probably belonging to the same family of Garganega is widely used in Sicily where it was imported, as the name suggests, the Greeks. Allowed in a series of appellations. Sometimes it can be found as a varietal-wine and it produces a light, neutral and refreshing white wine.

 

Wine regions


Sicilia  
 


 

Other regions





Viticulture and winemaking


It is cultivated around 5,000 ha, is part of some doc and has some affinity with the aromatic Sauvignon , although it is a vine which have not yet been fully express the qualities. It has medium leaf, pentagonal, five, more 'marked in the upper lobes, irregular teeth very pronounced edge a bit' rough, dull green, almost hairless. Bunch long, cylindrical, winged with wings more 'or less pronounced, fairly compact with millerandage semispargolo or more' or less evident. Berry medium, spheroid, golden yellow, thick-skinned and thick.

Below is a list of all DOC is allowed where the use of this vine.

Sicily

Alcamo Alcamo or white - blend in

County Sclafari - alone or in blends

Contessa Entellina - blend in

Delia Nivolelli - alone or in blends

Memphis - alone or in blends

Santa Margherita di Belice - alone or in blends

Sciacca - blend in

 

Synonyms


 

 


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