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Information about Prunesta

Grape variety Prunesta
Synonyms Prunesta nera.
Grape color Red grape
Initial spread Autochthon
Vigor Good
Ripening period Between the second and third decades of September.
Productivity Regular (save the case of plants with male flowers).
Growing areas The vine is mainly present on the Tyrrhenian side of Calabria.
History The Prunesta vine is an ancient Calabrian native. Some believe that the Prunesta could be the Capinia grape quoted by Pliny. The etymology of the name appears to be derived from the Latin pumice and is reflected in the abundance of wilt that covers the skin, almost like a thin mist.
Features ampelographic Leaf: medium, almost orbicular; Trilobata, with a hint at the lower lobes; Petiole breast U more or less wide; Lateral (upper) V lines more or less open; Involute lobes; Corner at the top of the obtuse terminal lobes; Top page dark green color, surface of the wavy flap, glabra, glossy; Lower side green color not very intense, with few hairs, especially along the ribs of I and II order; The main green ribs, both on the top and the bottom; Protruding those of I and II order; Flap of medium consistency, twisted; Average teeth pronounced; irregular; Wide base. Bunch: medium, rather short, or even squat, pyramidal or conical, simple or winged, medium-sized, sometimes spatulate; Average length of bunch cm 17; Visible peduncle (medium length), woody for a third of its length; Mid or long peduncle, green, with obvious, reddish look; Medium brush, rosy. Acino: large, ellipsoid, regular, with smooth cross section (elliptical); Blue peel, with regularly distributed, pruinose, medium-thick color; Persistent and prominent navel; Juicy flesh, simple flavor; Slightly colored juice in vinous red.
Features wine The wine obtained from the prunest grape is ruby ​​red, clear. On the palate it is dry, intense, tannic, of body.
Notes Resistance to meteoric adversities, diseases and parasites: excellent (greater than other cultivars in the area) resistance to cryptogamous diseases and grape tignola; In wetlands (especially plain) is easily subject to "radical rot".
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