Verdicchio Bianco

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Verdicchio Bianco
Synonyms Trebbiano di Soave, Trebbiano di Lugana - for more see the Synonyms section
Verdicchio Bianco
Art Grape vine ( Vitis vinifera subsp. Vinifera )
Berry color White
origin Italy
VIVC no. 12963
List of grape varieties

Verdicchio bianco is a white wine variety from central Italy . The grape variety probably comes from the Trebbiano - Greco family and has been known in Italy since the time of the Etruscans . The planted area amounts to approx. 4000  hectares . Plantings are known in the Marche , Umbria and Abruzzo regions and on the island of Sardinia . It is recommended to grow in the provinces of Ancona , Ascoli Piceno , Pesaro , Macerata , Perugia , Terni , Rome , Viterbo and L'Aquila . Cultivation is also permitted in the provinces of Pistoia , Rieti , Pescara , Teramo , Cagliari , Nuoro , Oristano and Sassari . Grown in one variety, it results in wines with a strong scent of peach and apple, sometimes also unripe fruit.

Since the 14th century, a white wine of the same name in the DOC regions Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi and Verdicchio di Matelica has been made almost exclusively from this grape variety in the Marche region . In the areas of Esino , Colli Maceratesi , Falerio dei Colli Ascolani and Lacrima di Morro d'Alba , a white wine with at least 50% Verdicchio is also produced.

Due to its high natural total acidity , Verdicchio was one of the first sparkling wines in Italy.

Ampelographic varietal characteristics

In ampelography , the habitus is described as follows:

  • The shoot tip is open. It is very hairy with white wool, with a slight pink tinge. The young leaves are slightly woolly and hairy and yellowish-green in color.
  • The leaves are three- to five-lobed and deeply indented. The stem bay is lyren-shaped open. The edge of the leaf is serrated. The teeth are set closely in comparison to the grape varieties.
  • The cylindrical grape is medium to large in size, shouldered and dense berries. The rounded berries are medium to large in size.

The grape variety ripens about 30 days after the Gutedel and is therefore considered to ripen late. The variety is vigorous, but has a poor and uneven yield. The variety is prone to raw rot due to its density of berries .


The Verdicchio grape variety is also known under the following 72 names: Angelica, Boschera, Boschera Bianca, Duropersico, Giallo, Lugana, Maggiore, Marchigiano, Mazzanico, Niuivres, Peloso, Pevarise, Peverella, Peverello, Peverenda, Peverise Bianco, Pexerenda, Pfeffer, Pfefferer , Pepper grape, Pievana, Terbiana, Torbiana, Torbiano, Trebbiano di Lonigo, Trebbiano di Lugana, Trebbiano di Soave, Trebbiano di Valtenesi, Trebbiano di Verona, Trebbiano Nostrano, Trebbiano Valtenesi, Trebbiano Verde, Trebbiano Turbiana, Veroniana Mosento, Turbiana, Turbiana , Turbiano, Turbiano Moscato, Turviana, Uva Aminea, Uva Marana, Uva Verde, Uva Vulpina, Vedecchio, Verdacchio, Verdaro, Verdea, Verdea Bianca, Verdecchio di Montelupo, Verdella, Verdello, Verdello Duro Persico, Verdetto, Verdic, Verdicchia, Verdicchio , Verdicchio Dolce, Verdicchio Doratel, Verdicchio Doratello, Verdicchio Giallo, Verdicchio Giallo Dorato, Verdicchio Marchigiano, Verdicchio Marino, Verdicchio Moro, Verdicchio Peloso, Ve rdicchio Scroccarello, Verdicchio Seroccarello, Verdicchio Straccione, Verdicchio Stretto, Verdicchio Verdaro, Verdicchio Verde, Verdicchio Vero, Verdicchio Verzaro, Verdicchio Verzello, Verdichio Bianko, Verdicio Bianko, Verdina, Verdone, Verdurella, Verdarousca, Verdco . The synonyms sometimes name the numerous different varieties or mutations.


Individual evidence

  1. Verdicchio bianco in the database Vitis International Variety Catalog of the Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof (English), accessed on March 26, 2020