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The pyramid-shaped bunch (average length: 15-20 cm) has round berries with a very tough skin.
The pulp is juicy, colourless, slightly acidic with a delicate grassy flavour.
Its ease in adapting to all types of soil and the good quality of the wine produced from it has guaranteed this varietal's spread throughout the world.
Of French origin, it comes from the Bordeaux region and the first mention of it in this area dates from 1880 when it appears as part of the ampelographic collection of the Reale Scuola di Viticoltura ed Enologia (Royal Academy of Viticulture and Wine-making) in Conegliano.
It arrived in Motta di Livenza immediately following the First World War and, over time, became the most widely-cultivated variety, taking over first place from Raboso.