Carricante B
Name of the variety in France
Carricante is originally from Italy, probably from Sicily.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, Carricante is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" since 2018 on the A list and classified. This variety is also listed in the catalogue of Italy.
Wine grape variety.
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot that is green yellow with a medium density of prostrate hairs,
- the green yellowish young leaves, with a low to medium density of prostrate hairs,
- the shoots with green internodes,
- the star-shaped adult leaves, with five lobes, shallow lateral sinuses, an open V-shaped petiole sinus, medium to long teeth compared to their width at the base with straight sides, no anthocyanin coloration of veins, a twisted, roughly blistered leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low density of erect and prostrate hairs,
- the ellipsoid berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 176 194 252 238 243 251
Allel 2 131 234 249 182 196 260 240 247 255
Bud burst: 3 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 2 weeks to 2 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Carricante is very productive, moderately vigorous and has a semi-erect bearing. This variety must be pruned short (gobelet or cordon training system) and it needs a hot climat to reach full maturity. However, the bunches are sensitive to heat if they are exposed too much at the end of the season.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
Carricante is sensitive to cryptogamic diseases.
Technological potentiality
Carricante's bunches are medium to large and moderately compact. The berries are medium in size, simple-flavored, with bloom, a thin to moderately thick skin and a juicy pulp. Carricante produces lively wines. They have citrus fruits (orange, grapefruit), orange blossom and aniseed aromas. They can also have mineral notes.
Clonal selection in France
There is no certified clone for this variety yet.
Bibliographic references
- Documentary collections of the Centre de Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Institut Agro | Montpellier, Marseillan, France.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages et de leurs synonymes. P. Galet, 2015, Ed. Libre&Solidaire, France.
- Registro nazionale delle varieta di vite. Italian Ministry of Agriculture [web site, visited in 2020].
- Vitigni d'Italia. A. Calò et al., 2001, Ed. Calderini edagricole, Italy.
- Wine Grapes. J. Robinson et al, 2012, Ed. Penguin, England.