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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Nosiola, the only remaining white grape variety native to trentino in northern Italy. It is grown principally on the hills around the village of Pressano, where it produces dry wines, and in the Valle dei Laghi to the west of Trento, where it is used to produce Vino Santo (see vin santo). The 2010 vine census found only 79 ha/195 acres, but interest in the variety has been revived in recent years as several producers, notably Cesconi, have demonstrated that it can, when made with care, produce fragrant, zippy whites of real interest. dna profiling at san michele all’adige revealed a surprising parent–offspring relationship with the Swiss rèze.