Vintaghju N
Name of the variety in France
This variety would be native from Haute-Corse.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
Legal information
In France, Vintaghju is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" since 2020 on the A list and temporarily classified.
Wine grape variety.
Descriptive elements
The identification is based on:
- the white tip of the young shoot with a high density of prostate hairs and a piping distribution of anthocyanin coloration,
- the green young leaves with bronze spots, and on the lower side of the leaves, a high density of prostate hairs between the veins,
- the shoots with green or red-striped internodes and long to very long tendrils,
- the circular, dark green, adult leaves, with five, seven or nine lobes, quite deep open, U-shaped upper lateral sinuses, an open U-shaped petiole sinus with often naked petiole veins, small to medium teeth, medium to long compared to their width at the base with straight sides, no anthocyanin coloration of veins, a revolute leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a medium density of erect and prostate hairs,
- the long bunches, sometimes fasciated with bifid ends,
- the round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 133 223 233 178 196 240 238 233 261
Allel 2 149 229 247 186 204 260 254 243 271
Bud burst: 7 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 3 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Vintaghju is not very fertile. Is has a semi-erect to horizontal bearing and long shoots that require trellising. This variety can be susceptible to millerandage.
Susceptibility to diseases and pests
This variety is sensitive to grey rot and esca.
Technological potentiality
Vintaghju’s bunches are large and very compact. The berries are medium in size, simple-flavored, with a thin skin, not a lot of bloom and a very juicy pulp. The wines have a nice acidity and pronounced tanins. Their color can be remarkable, deep bright red. Vintaghju wines have black fruits and spices aromas.
Clonal selection in France
There is no certified clone for this variety yet. A conservatory of 6 clones was planted in Corsica.
Bibliographic references
- Documentary collections of the Centre de Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, France.
- Les cépages insulaires ou le Riacquistu des cépages corses. CRVI de Corse, 2016, San Giuliano, France.