The white variety might come from Spain or the Portuguese island of Madeira. Synonyms Agostenga, Carbesso, Favorita, Tino form, Garbesso, Malvasia de Corse, Piccabon, Pigato, role, Valentin, Vermentini Pigato and Vermentino. It is believed that she has arrived in Madeira on the Spanish mainland and Corsica to Italy. There it is particularly in Sardinia, Liguria and Tuscany, as well as widespread and occupies a total of 3,800 hectares. The variety yields aromatic, full bodied and acid-stressed white wines with a slightly bitter flavor. You are in the DOCG wine Vermentino di Gallura , as well as in the DOC wines Alghero , Bolgheri , Candia dei Colli Apuani , Colli del Trasimeno , Colline di Levanto , Lucchesi Colline , Montecucco , Monte di Massa Marittima , Riviera Ligure di Ponente , Val di Cornia and Vermentino di Sardegna authorized.
Furthermore, it is also grown in France in the Languedoc-Roussillon and the leading white wine variety under the name Malvasia de Corse in Corsica on approximately 2,600 acres, and in Portugal (Madeira). The Corsican name suggests the conjecture that they to a large family of Malvasia counts. According to DNA Turin is the variety Favorita and Pigato (A mutation) are identical. Furthermore, there is the assumption that this also for the French (Rollo in Italy) is applicable. There is also a red variety called Vermentino Nero, about a possible relationship is not known.