Red cultivar obtained from the cross Cabernet Sauvignon x 20-3 (code UD. 32-078).
Bud-burst period: everage.
Flowering time: everage.
Ripening time: everage.
the foliar characteristics are similar to the parent, Cabernet Sauvignon. Cylindrical cluster, relatively compact with a wing always present. The small berry is spheroidal. It has a thick skin, blue-black colour with a thick pruinosity. The pulp is soft or slightly firm with herbaceous flavour.
grapevine with medium vigour and semi-upright growing habit.
Trellising and pruning:
adaptable to different trellising and pruning systems particularly to the spur systems because of the high base bud fertility.
Resistance to diseases and adverse conditions:
good resistance to downy mildew (Rpv 12) and fairly good resistance to powdery mildew. Reduced sensitivity to botrytis. Attention to black rot and Phomopsis. Excellent winter hardiness with resistance to minimal temperatures to -24°C.
grapevine is able to achieve an excellent sugar accumulation with good acidity. The aromatic profile is complex with intense fruity notes that are reminiscent of the parent, Cabernet Sauvignon. Polyphenols complex of excellent quality. Suitable for production of wines requiring medium to long refinement periods also thanks to the high content of intense pigments.
in 2020 Cabernet Volos® VCR won the silver medal, with 89 points out of 100, at the International PIWI WINE AWARD in Germany and silver medal with 82.25 points out of 100, at the BLACK SEA REGION WINES & SPIRITS CONTEST in Moldova.