Skip to main content




It was probably introduced in Italy in the 1800s from the Bordeaux area, where it is still mainly cultivated.

Ampelographic Characteristics

  • posture: erect;
  • sprouts apex: downy, whitish green with pink edges;
  • leaf: rounded, three-lobed, with open U-shaped petiole sinus;
  • bunch: medium-small (70-170 g), truncated cone or cylindrical, winged, compact;
  • berry: medium, spheroidal; medium-firm, golden-green, speckled skin; slightly aromatic, characteristic flavour.

Phenological and production characteristics

It sprouts and ripens in a medium-early period. It has good vigor and medium-low productivity, also with discrete bud fertility even in the basal buds. It prefers temperate-cool environments. It is sensitive to downy mildew, powdery mildew, esca disease, botrytis and acid rot. Poorly tolerates late frosts and drought.