terrains & wineyards
The clone we have cultivated has a small, compact, cylindrically-shaped cluster.
The grape berry is small with a thick, glaucus skin that is very hardy and dark blue in color with violet tinges.
This variety is from France, the diamond in the crown of the Bordeaux region.
Its presence in Italy is thought to date from the immediate post-Napoleonic era, having been imported into Piedmont around the year 1820.
Its presence in the Royal Wine Academy of Conegliano can be documented from 1877.
This variety is quite common in the Tri-Veneto area because it is suitable for almost all soil types. However, it grows best in hillside Eocene, red clay and marl soils and in plains of alluvial origin.