A rare grape variety from Piedmont, the area of Pinerolo. E 'dall'Incisa quoted in 1852 as a variety grown around Pinerolo, then from a Rovasenda in 1877. The best description is probably that of 1874-79 by Mas et Pulliat.
Viticulture and winemaking
Environmental and cultural characteristics and needs: He leaves medium-small, pentagonal, five, sometimes with the lower lobes just mentioned; bunch medium to large, conical-pyramidal, with 2 or 3 wings, fairly compact, medium berry iron, peel, very durable, covered with bloom, black-blue or purplish blue light. Regular production but has little (hence the name). Pruning typical of the area, now abandoned, was called a "cow", ie in groups of four screws. Today we use the single or double arbor. It requires long pruning.
Diseases and adversity: E 'sensitive moth and sour rot, mildew, medium tolerant to downy mildew, powdery mildew less. Quite resistant to spring frosts. E 'subject to leaking if reared in fresh soils.
Follows, by region, a list of all D.O.C. and D.O.C.G. where it is permitted to use this vine
- Pinerolo: 15-50% (Red Ramie)