Aromatic blue grape used as blending-component in the Valsusa DOC and plays the main-role in the Pinerolese DOC Ramie. Gives light wines to be drunk young.
During the prefillosserica was a very well known variety despite a growing area confined to the province of Turin, with a maximum spread in Valle di Susa. The Cross described it in 1606 under the name Havana. For affinity with several French grape varieties such as Gamay and Troyan d'Orléans, suggesting an origin Piedmont Alps when he joined the Savoy.
Viticulture and winemaking
Environmental and cultural characteristics and needs: It has medium leaf or medium-small, orbicular, slightly lobed; cluster medium or medium-small, cylindrical, sometimes equipped with a wing, slightly tight or medium loose, medium or medium-large berries, spheroidal, with a thick skin and firm, with little bloom, blue and flesh of simple taste. He prefers long pruning and do not have particular requirements of soil or climate.
Diseases and adversity: It 's very sensitive to powdery mildew, downy mildew less. Affected by late rains.
Follows, by region, a list of all D.O.C. and D.O.C.G. where it is permitted to use this vine
- Pinerolo: 30% (Red Ramie)
- Valsusa: min. 60% (alone and / or vines latria)