|Alicante del Faentino, Sauvignon Rosso, Savignon Rosso
|Regular, medium, lower than Sangiovese due to lower fertility of basal buds and lower cluster size.
|Centesimino is cultivated near Faenza, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, where wines are marketed under the misleading synonym of Savignon Rosso.
|In the mid twentieth century, during the reconstruction of vineyards after phylloxera, Pietro Pianori propagated this obscure variety from old vines growing in his walled garden at Podere Terbato in Faenza. Those vines had fortunately escaped phylloxera and all modern plantings of this variety derive from cuttings taken from Pianori's garden. Pianori was nicknamed "Centesimino", which gave the grape its modern name.
|Leaf: medium-large, pentagonal, pentalobata, with the top page of dark green and medium bulb; The median rib [...] does not have anthocyanic pigmentation as well as other ribs; There is no depression of the flap, which has a twisted profile; The teeth tend to be straight, sometimes slightly convex; The petiolar breast is overlapped with V-base, without peculiarities; On the lower side there is a slight arachnid toment between ribs; On the ribs, however, are present for straight hairs.
Bunch: medium-small (average weight 230-250 g in the Tebano field at GDC, 350 g in a Oriolo Tower vineyard raised in Capovolto), pyramidal, on average compact and compact; Peduncle visible, short, generally semi-strange.
Acino: spheroidal, regular, medium-sized; Average length 15.28 mm, average width 13.31 mm, average weight about 1.95 g; The skin is medium-pronged and blue-black; The pulp is tendentially soft, not colored and without particular flavors.
|The wine obtained from centesimino grape is ruby red, intense. On the palate it is fresh, floral, spicy, tannic, round.
|Resistance to parasites and other adversities: by virtue of the delayed sprouting over Sangiovese, it is easier to escape from any late frost; Shows a certain sensitivity to the peronospora, while in the case of the other cryptogues there is a behavior in the norm.