COMMON SYNONYM: Oakville, Petit Cabernet, Petite Vidure
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
SPECIES: V. vinifera
PEDIGREE: Cabernet Franc x Sauvignon blanc
HARVEST TIMING: Late
CLONES OFFERED: 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 10, 15, 21, 24, 33, 34, 35, 47
Information from the National Grape Registry, www.ngr.ucdavis.edu
OTHER INFORMATION: One of many grapes to make the French Bordeaux region blended red wines. The original parents of this cold-hardy variety were Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Need to bottle for 5-10 years to reach the best flavor. Somewhat resistant to cracking and bunch rots. In the warmer areas of California, grapes made into one variety will usually produce higher levels of alcohol due to high sugar and lower acidity levels.