Carcajolo blanc B
Name of vine variety in France
Carcajolo blanc
Carcajolo blanc is a native variety from the vineyards of Corsica. It is not the white version of Carcajolo.
In France, this variety can officially be called "Carcaghjolu biancu" regarding plant propagation material. There is no officially recognized synonym in the other countries of the European Union.
In France, Carcajolo blanc is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1979 2018
ha 79 6 1.5
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a high density of prostate hairs,
- the yellow young leaves,
- the dark green adult leaves, with five, seven or nine lobes, deep U-shaped lateral sinuses, an open U-shaped petiole sinus, medium to long teeth with straight or convex sides, no anthocyanin coloration of veins, a blistered slightly revolute leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low density of erect and prostate hairs,
- the round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 188 188 248 238 235 261
Allel 2 153 244 247 191 204 250 254 235 271
Bud burst: same as Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 3 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Carcajolo blanc is a fairly productive variety and it requires careful training. It is reserved to hot and well-exposed terroirs in order to reach a proper maturation.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Carcajolo blanc is fairly susceptible to powdery mildew and to grey rot.
Technological potential
The bunches are large and the berries are medium to large in size. Carcajolo blanc has a low sugar accumulation potential. It produces average quality wines with good acidity but low alcoholic degree.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Carcajolo blanc clone carries the number 1283. A conservatory of four clones was planted in 2005 in the Corsican wine-growing region.
Bibliographic references
- Catalogue des variétés et clones de vigne cultivés en France. Collectif, 2007, Ed. IFV, Le Grau-du-Roi, France.
- Documentary collections of the Centre de Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, France.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages et de leurs synonymes. P. Galet, 2015, Ed. Libre&Solidaire, France.
- Traité général de viticulture, Ampélographie. P. Viala and V. Vermorel, 1901-1909, Ed. Masson, Paris, France.
- Les cépages insulaires ou le Riacquistu des cépages corses. CRVI de Corse, 2016, San Giuliano, France.
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
1283  Corse  CRVI - IFV