White cultivar obtained from the cross Sauvignon x Bianca (formerly UD. 55-100).
Flowering time: everage.
Ripening time: everage.
the foliar characteristics are similar to the parental grapevine Sauvignon. Average cluster length, cylindrical, compact. A short wing is rarely present. The berry is small slightly elliptical with thin skin and average pruinosity. Pulp with soft consistency and neutral flavour.
grapevine with good vigour and upright growth habit, sometimes drooping. It requires green pruning to limit the excessive growth.
Trellising and pruning:
adaptable to different trellis and pruning systems but performs best on long pruning forms as the Guyot-type.
Resistance to diseases and adverse conditions:
good-to-excellent resistance to downy (Rpv 3) and powdery (Ren 3) mildew. Sensitive to botrytis because of the highly compact cluster and tolerant to black rot. Good winter hardiness surviving minimum temperatures to -23°C.
sugar accumulation is as good as must acidity. The free and glycosidic aromatic compounds are superior to the average varietal and have tropical hints combined with a marked mineral scent. This variety can produce wines with an intense aromatic outline and a positive and very complex potential amplitude. It is suitable for ready-to-drink wines or wines requiring a long refinement.
in 2017 Sauvignon Rytos® VCR won the silver medal, with 86 points out of 100, at the International PIWI WINE AWARD in Germany. In 2018 Sauvignon Rytos® VCR won the gold medal, with 90 points out of 100, at the International PIWI WINE AWARD in Germany.