Originally grown on the hills of the northern side of Asti province, this vine has spread to the neighbouring hilly areas.
CULTIVATED AREA IN ITALY
Bud-burst period: everage.
Ripening period: everage.
Yield: average and constant. Outside the classic areas of growing, in more fertile soils, it can give a higher but irregular production.
the variety is relatively homogeneous, the main differences are about the size of the cluster and of the berries, color and vigour. The bud has an expanded cottony apex, white-colored with a carmine-red tinge. The medium-sized, pentagonal, three-lobed leaves have very evident teeth and slightly rough edges of a dark green color with a tomentose underside. The U-shaped or lyre-shaped petiolar sinus is often found with slightly overlapping edges. The cluster in medium-sized, cylindrical or branched, winged and compact. The berry is small or medium-sized, and sub-oval. The skin is more-or-less intensely pink-colored, pruinose and thin. The flesh is juicy and very tasty.
vine of medium vigour and a semi-upright growth habit. Medium-thick shoots and medium internodes, with little but balanced vegetation. It adapts to hilly, well-exposed soils with dry, windy climates. It gives a good quality product only in poorer soils (sandy), using vigorous rootstocks.
Training system and pruning:
considering the cultivation area, its low vigour and the positioning of the first fruit-bearing bud (located at the 3rd-4th node), mechanised pruning operations are not advisable. It requires medium-to-long pruning and a small and dense espalier training system.
Susceptibility to diseases and adverse conditions:
susceptible to powdery mildew and botrytis in very compact clusters. Susceptible to rachis desiccation and iron chlorosis in years with cold and wet springs.
it gives a slightly intense ruby-red or pinkish wine which is scented, floral and spicy (pepper), savoury, balanced and with a persistent, agreeable aftertaste.
Clones in propagation:
Grignolino R1, ALGRI79, ALGRI87, CVTAT261, CVTAT275, CVT113.
Clones undergoing homologation procedure:
Grignolino VCR22, VCR25.
Origin: Portacomaro (AT)
Registration year: 1969
—●— Variety everage