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The grape Bianchetta Trevigiana is of uncertain origin. In fact, as for many varieties with similar names, the name derive from the color of the berries, bianco, white in Italian, and used to indicate a group of white grapes with berries of similar colour. The adjective "Trevigiana" refers to the area where the grape is found.
In the Treviso hills, from the 18th century there are evidence of the existence of a grape called “Bianchetta”, a variety often used in combination with other varieties, such as Verdiso and Glera for the production of Prosecco until the wine became a DOC and DOCG appellation, now only the Glera grape is allowed.
The Bianchetta Trevigiana berry is white, medium, spheroid with waxy, yellowish green color, thick and consistent skin. The bunch is medium, cylindrical or pyramidal, short, with a wing, ultra compact with a medium, pentagonal and trefoil leaf and has high vigor, late maturation, abundant and constant productivity.
The grape Bianchetta Trevigiana prefers deep soils with limestone and following the new Prosecco legislation, it is now mainly used as a table wine or to produce sparkling wine according to the "ancestrale" method, the method once used in the Prosecco production.