||piede di colombo, per'e palummo, palumbina nera, piedepalumbo, strepparossa.
||End of September, early October.
||Abundant and constant.
|Areas of cultivation
||It is widespread especially in Campania, mainly in the area of Naples, although its cultivation is extending also in the provinces of Avellino and Salerno.
||The Piedirosso vine is of very ancient origins, and is native to the area of Naples. Some believe that it corresponds to the "Colombina" grape quoted by Pliny the old man. The name, in fact, almost certainly derives from the red color that buys the rachis with the maturation of the grape, which remembers precisely the pigeon's foot. Between 800 and 900 the Piedirosso vine spread throughout the Neapolitan, the Avellinese and the Vesuvius and Monte Somma.
||Leaf: medium size, almost orbicular, quinquelobata (rarely trilobata), petiole breast V very open; Deep side limbs; Lower lateral limbs with closed limbs with superimposed, slightly accentuated edges; Well-developed lobes especially the median, planes or falling; Corner at the top of the almost straight terminal lobe; Bulky foliage, quite consistent; Top page of green cargo, glossy, glabra; Bottom page light green, velvety; The ribs on the top of the page are green with vivid red reflections; On the bottom page are of green color with purple red shades at the base; Protruding those of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th order; Irregular teeth with fairly pronounced teeth, with a rather broad base and straight margins, low mucron developed.
Bunch: medium or large (15-20 cm), squat, with one or two well-developed wings, medium spatula; Peduncle short and robust, half-legged, bright red; Mid-length, big, red pedicels; Clear, well-developed, smooth, red-colored look.
Acino: medium or large (diameter mm 15,5), subferoid, shape and cross-section; Intense violet-red skin, regularly distributed, pry-like, thick and almost barky; Persistent navel; Pulp of medium consistency with flavor that remembers the strawberry, sweet; Colorless juice or with light red reflections; Short brush of red color; Separating the pedicle from the aquarium is easy.
|Characteristics of the wine obtained from this grape variety
||With the feet you get a wine with ruby red color, with intense aroma and floral violet with spicy smells and animals. The flavor is full, rustic, tannic, warm and long-lasting flavor-olfactory.
||Disease resistance: normal oesophageal resistance, more sensitive to peronosporic attacks; Resists a lot of rotten grapes; It is one of the vines less attached to the tignoli; Very rare acinellatura and colatura.