Table grape variety obtained in Moldova by the Institute of Viticulture in Chisinau and propagated exclusively by Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo as sole licensees. Also known as Ribier, especially in California.
CULTIVATED AREA IN ITALY
Ripening period: everage-early.
Real fertility: 1,19.
Cluster weight: 400-500 g.
Berry weight: 5-6 g.
Berry seeds:1-2 per berry.
Total acidity: 5,2‰.
the bud has an expanded, pale green tending to pinkish apex. The pentagonal five-lobed leaf is medium-large; the upper lateral sinuses are closed, the lower ones are lyre-shaped. The petiolar sinus is open, the leaf upper side is intensely green in color, while the lower one is hairless and medium-green. The petiole is of medium thickness, rather long, of green colour and with marked vinous nuances up to the beginning of its ribs. The medium-large, conical-pyramidal cluster is sometimes winged and sparse, with a thick, medium-long, herbaceous-woody peduncle. The medium-large, ovoidal berry has a blue-black skin. The taste is neutral.
Training system and pruning:
average vigour and good basal fertility, due to which it can be trained both on “tendone” and spurred cordon.
Susceptibility to diseases and adverse conditions:
susceptible to coulure and millerandage especially in cold and rainy springs and in too fertile soils. Excellent resistance to downy mildew, botrytis and powdery mildew.
excellent variety as far as precocity, organoleptic characteristics and aesthetic appearance are concerned. Interesting for domestic market productions. On a negative note, the easy detachment of the berries from the rachis tends to make it not very suitable for transport.
Clones in propagation:
Black Magic VCR135, VCR377.
Clones undergoing homologation procedure:
Black Magic VCR136, VCR137.