White cultivar obtained from the cross Sauvignon x 20-3 (code UD. 76-026).
Bud-burst period: early.
Flowering time: everage.
Ripening time: early.
the mature leaf characters are similar to its parental grapevine Sauvignon. Medium-long cluster length, conical, semi-loose with two notable wings. Medium-small round berry. Thick green skin with golden hues and light pruinosity. Firm pulp and neutral flavour.
excellent vigour grapevine with semi-upright growth habit
Trellising and pruning:
adaptable to different trellis and pruning systems because of its high basal 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, acid rot and secondary diseases. Survives minimum temperatures to -22°C.
sugar accumulation is good with average acidity in the must even in hot and dry summers. The aromatic profile of free volatiles is of medium intensity and amplitude but the potential intensity of the glycosidic aromatic compounds is above average. The aromatic profile of this variety is reminiscent of Sauvignon 108. It is conducive to production of young wines or wines to be consumed after a brief refinement period.
in 2017 Sauvignon Kretos® VCR won the silver medal, with 86 point out of 100, at the International PIWI WINE AWARD in Germany.