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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Puglia’s most popular light-berried vine producing neutral wine suitable for the vermouth industry and declining in popularity. According to the 2010 Italian vine census, 795 ha/1,965 acres remained. dna profiling has shown that it is a parent, with tribidrag (Zinfandel) of the widespread Dalmatian variety plavina, interestingly indicating an ancient viticultural bridge across the Adriatic Sea. More recently, Verdeca has been shown to be identical to the much more highly regarded Greek variety lagorthi.