Calabrese N
Name of vine variety in France
Calabrese
Origin
This vine  variety is originally from the south of Italy (Sicily)
Synonymy
In France, this variety can officially be called "Nero d'Avola N" with regard to plant propagating material.
Regulations
In France, Calabrese N is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" since November 2012.
Use
Wine grape variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
2016
ha 0
Description
Identification signs include:
- the tips of the young shoots are densely covered with flat-lying hairs,
- young leaves are green or yellow,
- adult leaves are orbicular shaped, large, full with slightly opened or closed petiolar sinus, long teeth, straight sides, leaf blade is slightly jagged and the underside has a thin coat of flat-lying hairs.
- elliptical-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 141 223 239 176 186 252 240 235 251
Allel 2 149 238 249 178 202 252 254 243 251
Phenology
Bud burst: 4 days after Chasselas.Grape maturity: period III, 4 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Calabrese N is a vine variety which is adapted to warm climates and to Mediterranean weather conditions.  It grows semi-erect and must be trellised and short pruned.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Calabrese N is susceptible to powdery mildew, but is rarely affected by grey rot.
Technological potential
Calabrese N grape clusters are small to medium size and the berries are medium size. This vine variety produces good quality, well-colored, full-bodied, and structured wine suited for ageing.
Clonal selection in France
Le seul clone agréé de Calabrese N porte le numéro 1205.
Bibliographic references
drafting underway
Description of clones approved in France
Identity and availability Agronomic data Technical data
Clone number Origin Selection Fertility Production level Sugar content Potential color
Year approved Agronomic references Weight of grape clusters Vigor Total acidity Tannic structure
Growing surface area Size of berries Sensitivity to Botrytis Aromatic intensity Oenological aptitudes
1205  Hérault  IFV - INRA        
 2014  Languedoc-Roussillon        
         distinctive wines of the vine variety