Grown in certain parts of Trentino and Alto Adige and on the Colli Euganei hills of the Veneto region, where it is known as “Fior d’arancio” (orange blossom).
History and origin
We have no certain information on the origin of the varietal, but it is likely to have originated in the Mediterranean. It was already known in Trentino in the seventeenth century.
Budding: average (second ten days of April)
Ripening: second stage (September 20-30)
Growing traits and productive aptitudes
Vigour: media elevata con portamento eretto dei germogli.
Fertility and production: good on the whole, even in the first lower buds. Production is generally satisfactory, but not always constant.
Grapes and bunches when ripe: medium to large pyramid-shaped loose bunches, with one or more wings; medium to large spherical grapes with a thick, pruinose skin, a consistent golden yellow colour; juicy, fleshy pulp with a pleasing muscat flavour.
Sensitivity to adversity and disease: offers average resistance to a variety of diseases, but is particularly susceptible to millerandage and shedding if the spring is cold and rainy. soggetta ad acinellatura e colatura nelle primavere fredde e piovose.
Training and pruning: the most commonly adopted training systems are simple or double pergola, but more contained forms with short pruning may also be adopted.
Harvest: exclusively by hand, partly because of the difficulty detaching the grapes from their stems.
Properties of the wine
Two types of wine may be made from this grape: dry and sweet. The dry wine is an intense straw yellow in colour, with a clear, persistent characteristic fragrance and dry, full, delicate flavour that makes an excellent aperitif wine. The sweet version tends to have a more intense colour, with a strong fragrance and intense aroma, and makes a perfect dessert wine.
Denominations in which the varietal is present
– Colli Euganei Fior d’Arancio DOCG
– Alto Adige o dell’Alto Adige DOC
– Trentino DOC
– Colli Euganei DOC
– Corti Benedettine del Padovano DOC
– Vicenza DOC
– Friuli Isonzo or Isonzo del Friuli DOC
– Terre del Colleoni or Colleoni DOC
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige:
– delle Venezie IGT
– Mitterberg IGT
– Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto:
– Vallagarina IGT
– della Bergamasca IGT
General Catalogue of the Cooperative Nurseries of Padergnone