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Agronomic and oenological characterization of the intraspecific cross ‘Passau’ in the aim of its commercial use


The study of new wine grape cultivars can be interesting to diversify the local wine productions without using international varieties. With this aim some Vitis vinifera intraspecific crosses obtained by Prof. Dalmasso in the 1930s and registered in the Italian National Catalogue in 1977, have been studied in the last years. Among colored grape cultivars, ‘Albarossa’ (‘Chatus’ x ‘Barbera’) resulted so interesting that its cultivation is spreading in several areas of Piedmont (north-west Italy). Another cross, ‘Passau’ (‘Dolcetto’ x ‘Chatus’), after many years of viticultural and enological observations (1997-2002; 2006-08) resulted promising. Vigorous, yielding, thanks to the high fertility since the bunch is only medium–little, ‘Passau’ shows an early bud-burst and a late ripening; therefore in northern areas its cultivation is recommended only in the favorable sites. A trained panel described the sensory profiles of ‘Passau’ winesas fresh and fruity with a moderate alcohol content and suitable to be consumed young.

Publication date: July 3, 2024

Issue: Macrowine 2010

Type: Article


Franco MANNINI1, Maria Carla CRAVERO2, Federica BONELLO2, Elena MARCHESE3 , Elisa PARAVIDINO3 , Ruggero TRAGNI3

1 Istituto di Virologia Vegetale – CNR, UOS di Grugliasco, Via L. da Vinci 44, 10095 Grugliasco, TO, I.

2 CRA-ENO Centro di Ricerca per l’Enologia, Via P. Micca, 35 – 14100 Asti, I.

3 Tenuta Cannona – Centro Sperimentale Vitivinicolo della Regione Piemonte – Loc. Cannona, 518 – 15071 Carpeneto, AL, I.

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grape, Dalmasso Crosses, genetic resources, biodiversity, sensory analysis


IVES Conference Series | Macrowine | Macrowine 2010


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