Of uncertain origin, it spread to central Italy and subsequently to almost the whole country.
CULTIVATED AREA IN ITALY
Bud-burst period: everage.
Ripening period: early.
Yield: very copious and constant.
this vine is grown almost everywhere: that is why assessing any genetic variations is a rather difficult task. The bud has an averagely expanded apex, which is velvety white with golden highlights and white velvety apical small leaflets, with golden or carmine edges. The leaves are large, pentagonal and three-lobed with an open U-shaped petiolar sinus. They are slightly tomentose underside, thick, wavy, smooth, with a dark green blade. The cluster is large and long, cylindrical, winged and semi-compact. The large sub-rounded berry has a blue-purple colour, thick and pruinose skin and a juicy, neutral-flavoured flesh.
very vigorous vine with an upright growth habit, strong with long branches, with abundant and elastic ramifications. It adapts to different environments and it prefers soils that are not too fertile and humid, as well as temperate-hot and dry climates for an overall vegetative balance of the plant.
Training system and pruning:
it prefers expanded training systems and long pruning; it may adapt difficultly to extensively mechanised systems in cold-temperate climates, due especially to the poor lignification of its shoots. For this reason, an adequate green pruning in the more northernly climates is crucial.
Susceptibility to diseases and adverse conditions:
normal, slightly susceptible to mildew in wetter climates. Good drought resistance.
it produces a more-or-less deep ruby-red wine, fairly bodied and not too alcoholic, poorly acidic, fruity, to be consumed preferably young.
Clones in propagation:
Ciliegiolo VCR1, CRA223.
Clones undergoing homologation procedure:
Ciliegiolo VCR421, VCR422, VCR423.
Registration year: 1999
—●— Variety everage