Cultivated under the names Acchiappapalmento and Bianco di Lessame as well, Bianco d'Alessano is of uncertain origin, but in all likelihood it has always been grown promiscuously with other varieties, such as Verdeca in the Valle d'Itria. Non-aromatic and with neutral flavours, it develops a conical-cylindrical cluster, with one or no wings, and berries of consistent yellow. It flowers early but ripens medium-late. It is tolerant of a range of climates and soils, and is fairly disease resistant. Bianco d'Alessano was one of the first varieties to be grafted onto American rootstocks after the phylloxera crisis, and today, along with Verdeca, it is one of the mainstays of the earliest Valle d'Itria DOPs, such as Locorotondo and Martina Franca. It is rarely produced as a monovarietal, but it is used to make wines that are crisp and pleasant, though not intended for ageing.