Biancolella (bee-yahn-ko-lay-la} is a white grape grown in central and southern Italy, mainly in Campania. There are also vineyards in Capri, the Amalfi Coast, Penisola Sorrentina, and Campi Flegrei. Biancolella’s origin comes from the Greek;
some say long before the founding of Rome, the Greeks settled in Ischia and brought the grapes with them, at around 800 B.C. On the island of Ischia, the volcanic soil and mountainous terrain allows the grape to reach maturity and develop the right levels of acidity.
Wine made from Biancollela is often bright, with citrus and herbal (mint, tarragon) notes and a pale green, light yellow color when young, developing into richer flavors evoking toasted hazelnuts with a few years in bottle.
Lucia Monti is revitalizing La Pietra, the winery that has been in the family for five generations, but not always actively producing wine.
|Color of grape||White|
|Biancolella Synonyms||Bianca, Bianca Tera, Biancolella selvatica|
|Most common in||Ischia island|
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