Albaranzeuli Bianco grapes
There are only 75 hectares of this grape left in Sardinia based from the 2000 census and based from ampelographers, the grape originally came from Spain.
Originally, Albaranzeuli Bianco is a cross between the red Sardinian wine grape Giro and Molinera, the table grape of Spain.
Albaranzeuli Nero is also a wine grape variety found in Sardinia but the relationship between Albaranzeuli Bianco is not clarified yet.
Based from history, Albaranzeuli Bianco was introduced in Spain from 1323 – 1720 and was first confused with Albillo Real.
The next time this grape variety Spanish origin was challenged, the Cipriani proposed through the DNA lineage analysis that Albaranzeuli Bianco is a natural cross between Giro and Molinera.
Characteristics of Albaranzeuli Bianco
The vines of Albaranzeuli Bianco are early ripening bearing medium to small clusters and thick-skinned berries. They have high and good intransigence to powdery mildew.
The grape is permitted in several Indicazione geografica tipica (IGT) wines in Sardinia where it is used for both dry white and sparkling wines.
Characteristics of Albaranzeuli Bianco Wines
This grape variety is temporarily included in the list of registered commercial varieties recommended in Vino de la Tierra de Cangas.
Wines can be floral and spicy just like Moscatel, but the acidity level is higher and there are few phenolics in the skins.
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