Variety of unknown origin, possibly original of Greece, well established in Montefalco (Umbria).
CULTIVATED AREA IN ITALY
Bud-burst period: everage.
Ripening period: late.
Yield: average, often irregular.
the variety is quite homogeneous, also because up to the mid-90s it was not much cultivated and basically only one biotype was multiplied. The bud, with a fan-shaped apex, is cottony and whitish green with carminate margin. The leaf is medium-sized, orbicular-shaped, three-lobed, and rarely five-lobed. The petiolar sinus is U-shaped and a bit open. The underside is fluffy. The cluster is medium-small, cylindrical-conical, winged and semi-sparse. The medium-sized spheroidal berry is very pruinose and has thick skin, the pulp has a simple taste.
medium-vigorous vine with an upright growth habit. It gives the best results in medium-textured tending to heavy, well exposed soils. Excellently valued in its traditional growing area.
Training system and pruning:
it prefers medium-expanded training systems and medium-long pruning. Frequent green pruning is necessary.
Susceptibility to diseases and adverse conditions:
average with powdery mildew and botrytis, susceptible to downy mildew. High resistance to winter cold.
it gives wines of amaranth-red colour, slightly fragrant, with a pleasant and harmonious taste, an excellent structure that allows even long aging. Suitable also for production of dessert wines from dried grapes.
Clones in propagation:
Sagrantino VCR226, 2ISVICAPG.
Clones undergoing homologation procedure:
Origin: Gualdo Cattaneo (PG)
Registration year: 2009
—●— Variety everage