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Vine originally from France where it is called Côt; it arrived in Italy in the second half of the 18th century. It is currently cultivated in some areas of the North-East, in Sardinia and in Puglia.

Ampelographic Characteristics

  • posture: semi-erect;
  • sprouts apex: whitish-green, strongly hairy;
  • leaf: large, whole or three-lobed, petiole sinus open in a U or V shape, flap folded into a gutter, underside with light or medium pubescence;
  • bunch: medium (200-300 g), pyramidal, winged, medium compact;
  • berry: medium-large, spherical, with firm skin.

Phenological and production characteristics

It sprouts early and matures in the medium-early period. Vigor is medium and productivity can be high, but it is rather erratic. The fertility of the buds is also good for the basal ones. It is quite sensitive to late frosts, powdery mildew, botrytis and acid rot; very sensitive to downy mildew.