Originally from Catalonia, it is an indigenous variety from the region of Conca de Barberà.
CULTIVATED AREA IN SPAIN
Bud-burst period: everage-early.
Ripening period: average-late (3rd epoch).
Yield: good and abundant.
the bud has an open whitish-green apex with slightly carminate edges. The large, pentagonal leaf, with five evident lobes, has a closed petiolar sinus with overlapping edges. The cluster is large, conical and compact. The large elliptical berries have a medium-thick skin of a pink or dark violet-red colour.
vine of high vigour and upright growth habit. It prefers slightly fresh soils.
Training system and pruning:
it adapts well to different training systems and pruning, including short pruning.
Susceptibility to diseases and adverse conditions:
susceptible to dead arm. Quite tolerant of botrytis. Susceptible to spring frost and droughts.
it produces rosé wines and sparkling wines or moderate alcohol content, fresh, light, and fruity. It provides little colour to red wines.
Clones undergoing homologation procedure:
VCR4, VCR6, VCR316, VCR319, VCR320.
Vineyards in Catalonia