Greco Bianco

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Greco Bianco, also known as Greco Bianco di Gerace is the name of a calabrian vine variety best known for its sweet whites made from semi-dried grapes grown around the town of Bianco on the south coast. The 2010 vine census notes a total of 774 ha/1,912 acres. It is unrelated to the Campanian greco (di Tufo) but has been shown by dna profiling to be identical to malvasia di Lipari.

At least four other varieties have a synonym that begins Greco Bianco. The popularity of the name shows how widely Greek origins were assumed.