Biancone di Portoferraio
Biancone di Portoferraio is an autochthonous white wine variety on the island of Elba in Italy. It is also recommended to cultivate them throughout the province of Livorno in Tuscany . On the island of Elba, which belongs to the province of Livorno, there is also the town of Portoferraio , which gave it its name. Although it is similar to the Biancone variety known in Corsica , they are not identical, according to Pierre Galet . In Australia , the Biancone di Portoferraio is grown on a small scale. The wine from the plantations known there (approx. 45 hectares ) are intended for distillation .
The Biancone di Portoferraio grape variety is also known under the names Biancona, Biancone, Corcesco, Folle verte d'Oleron and Pagadebiti di Porto San Stefano.
Ampelographic varietal characteristics
- The shoot tip is open. It is hairy like a cobweb, colored yellow-green with a slightly reddish-bronze tinge. The yellowish young leaves are also hairy cobwebs.
- The large leaves are five-lobed and clearly indented (see also the article leaf shape ). The stalk bay is lyren-shaped open (more rarely closed). The sheet is serrated to a point. The teeth are set very closely compared to the grape varieties. The leaf surface (also called the leaf blade) is blistered and rough.
- The cylindrical grape is medium to large in size and has dense berries. The round to slightly oval berries are medium-sized and almost whitish in color.
- Biancone di Portoferraio in the database Vitis International Variety Catalog of the Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof (English)