Where grown | Campania: it is grown almost exclusively on the island of Ischia. The best wine is DOC Ischia Forastera; in the DOC Ischia Bianco wines, Forastera is part of a blend.
Viticulture | Medium sized bunches and berries. It’s a very vigorous and productive variety. Sensitive to oidium and botrytis bunch rot.
Wine style | Forastera is typically herbal (wild fennel, oregano, mint) and saline, with hints of ripe Golden Delicious apple and dried apricot. It has a rich mouthfeel.
Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), p.176.