This Grechetto bianco is the Orvieto biotype, while the Todi or Grechetto Gentile biotypes are very similar to Pignoletto.
CULTIVATED AREA IN ITALY
Bud-burst period: everage.
Ripening period: everage.
Yield: average and constant.
this is not a very homogeneous variety, and is often mistaken with other varieties. It’s characterised by the presence of several biotypes, differing in vigour and cluster shape. The bud is fan-shaped, downy and pale green. The leaves are medium-sized, elongated, pentagonal and five-lobed. The V- or U- or lyre-shaped petiolar sinus is more-or-less open and averagely deep. The upper leaf blade is blistered or wrinkled, and its main nerves are slightly tomentose. The underside is tufted, especially at the insertions. The petiolar sinus is long and slightly tinged with a pale pink color. The tight medium-small cylindrical-conical cluster could be with or without wings. The berry is medium-large and oval, with a thin, consistent pruinose and yellowish skin; the flesh is sweet and simple tasting.
a vine of medium vigour with a downright growth habit. It adapts well to hilly and tendentially heavy, even slightly calcareous soils.
Training system and pruning:
it adapts to expanded training systems and to medium-long pruning.
Susceptibility to diseases and adverse conditions:
susceptible to botrytis, less susceptible to downy mildew and powdery mildew. Tolerant to winter cold and to late spring frosts.
it produces a wine with greenish highlights, good acidity, with a delicate fruity scent, particularly apple and pear. Suitable for the production of mono-varietal wines, but also for blends to give finesse and scents.
Clones in propagation:
Grechetto VCR2, G109ISVICAPG.
Clones undergoing homologation procedure:
Grechetto VCR127, VCR128.
Origin: Todi (PG)
Registration year: 2004
—●— Variety everage