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Petit Rouge

The red grape variety comes from the border area Italy / Switzerland, Synonyms are Orion Gris, Oriou, Oriou Curare, Oriou Lombard, Oriou Petit Rouge, Oriou Picciou, Oriou Voirard, Picciou Rouge and Picciou Rouzo. The Oriou synonyms are different game types, It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms not with the variety Cornalin (Humagne Rouge). It is one of the oldest and most widespread varieties in the world aosta Valley, Parenting is unknown. A suspected descent from the Burgundy or a suspected cross between local variety x wild grape is from genetic and morphological View unlikely. The variety becomes a grape variety group in Switzerland Old plants counted.

Petit Rouge - grape and leaf

Made in 2003 DNA analysis It was found that by a presumably natural crossing between Petit Rouge x Mayolet the variety Rouge du Pays (Cornalin du Valais) was born. The late ripening variety produces dark purple, spicy red wines with soft tannins and accented acid and redcurrant aroma. It is the main ingredient in the DOC Red Valle d'Aosta Chambave Rosso, Valle d'Aosta Enfer d'Arvier and Valle d'Aosta Torrette. In 2010, she occupied 84 hectares of vineyards with falling tendency.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service

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