Petit Rouge

Information about Petit Rouge

Grape variety Petit Rouge
Synonyms Picciou rouge, Picciou oriou, Oriou lombard.
Grape color Red grape
Initial spread Autochthon
Vigor Media
Productivity Quite regular, but generally just average.
Growing areas Valle d'Aosta
History The first traces of its cultivation date back to ancient Rome. Like many other Valdostan vines, it seems to be able to relate to the Orious family, which in turn includes two subfamilies, the "Gros Orious" and the "Petits Orious" to which the Petit Rouge vine belongs.
Features ampelographic Leaf: medium size, cordiform, trilobata or just quinquelobata, with almost closed laryngeal pectoral breast, narrow (upper), closed, closed; Inferior almost missing; Upper lip glaze, slightly clothed lower, with hairs along ribs; Flap folded to gutter or cup; Surface of the wavy flap, with small but diffuse bollosity; Protruding ribs with pale green ribs, tending to red on the top, teeth rather minute but irregular; Color dark green, glabrous, semi-glossy. Bunch: medium size with small tendency (15 to 18 cm long); Medium tight; Truncated pyramidal shape with two wings; Semi-wood peduncle; Pedicels rather long; With noticeable, reddish notes; Medium brush, light red. Acino: rather small, round, regular, with generally persistent and prominent navel; Very pebbly skin, intense red-blue-purple; Rather thin and tender; Colorless or slightly colored juice; Simple flavor, sweetly sweet; Separation of the acorn from the easy pediment.
Features wine Purple red wine, with intense and vivid aroma, quite soft and alcoholic.
Notes Resistance to adversity: Resists well in cold winter; But it is sensitive to excessive humidity in soil and air, and it is very sensitive to sunburn, often because the vine is mostly cultivated in midday exposure and in light soils that can benefit from heat Coming from the reverberation of the sun on the rocks behind; Rather delicate to the mildew, but especially to the oedus; And in the vines in which they inflate, to the thistles.
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