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Santa Tresa srl
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White wine 2012 Terre Siciliane IGT Grillo-Viognier Rina Ianca, Sicily, Italy

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #STr-L13006

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Last reviewed: 7 June, 2013

The region with the capital Palermo is with 25.703 km² land area the largest in Italy and also the largest island in the Mediterranean. This includes the south-western island of Pantelleria and the northeastern Aeolian Islands. The Greeks founded on Sicily from the 8th century BC onwards. Chr. and named them Trinacria after the triangular form. Later they gave it its final name after the Siculi mountain people. They brought their viticultural techniques and vines, including the ancient varieties Eugenia and Murgentina. These were later brought to central Italy and planted. The Murgentina, as a...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, the beginnings go back at least to before 1,000 BC. It was at this time that the Etruscans appeared in central Italy, settling areas in the four regions of today's Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origins of Italian wine culture lie above all in the Greek colonisation, which brought Greek wine culture to the peninsula, beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the ideal land for...

The white grape variety originates from Sicily(Italy). Synonyms are Ariddu, Riddu and Rossese Bianco. According to DNA analyses last carried out in 2019, it originated from a presumably natural crossing between Catarratto Bianco Comune x Muscat d'Alexandrie (Zibibbo). This disproves the hypothesis that it originated in Puglia. The Rossese Bianco grown in Liguria is identical. Grillo, however, must not be confused with one of the four white Rossese varieties. is a relatively young vine, the earliest mention dates back to 1873.

Grillo - Rebflächen auf Sizilien in Albarello-Erziehung und Weintraube

The late-maturing, high-yielding vine...

The white grape variety comes from France. Synonyms are Galopine, Petit Viognier, Viogné, Viogner, Viognier Bijeli, Viognier Blanc, Viognier Jaune, Viognier Vert, Vionjer and Vionnier. Despite apparently indicative synonyms or morphological similarities, it should not be confused with the Altesse, Chouchillon (Faux Viognier) or Vugava varieties. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2008, there is a parent-offspring relationship with the variety Mondeuse Blanche, as well as a close relationship with Freisa. The medium-ripening, not very...

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