Labrusco is a red wine variety . The red grape variety is grown in the northern Portuguese region of Douro . It is also approved in the Minho and thus in the wines of Vinho Verde . The high-yielding variety produces simple red wines that are only used in blends with other grape varieties.
The name Labrusco is often used incorrectly:
- On the one hand, the Italian Lambrusco , a family of grapes that gives rise to the sparkling red wine of the same name, can be meant.
- Sometimes, however, the wild grape Vitis labrusca is only briefly called Labrusco.
- Labrusco is also a synonym for the white grape variety Palomino .
- Synonyms: none known
- Origin: unknown
Ampelographic varietal characteristics
In ampelography , the habitus is described as follows:
- The tip of the shoot is very hairy with white wool, with a crimson tinge. The young leaves are yellowish in color and spotted bronze (anhocyanic spots).
- The medium-sized leaves are usually five-lobed (more rarely seven-lobed) and deeply indented. The stalk bay is lyren-shaped open, with the ends occasionally overlapping. The leaf margin is bluntly serrated. The teeth are medium-sized compared to the grape varieties. The leaf surface (also called blade) is hardly blistered.
- The cone-shaped grape is medium-sized and moderately dense. The round berries are small to medium-sized and black-blue in color.
- Labrusco in the database Vitis International Variety Catalog of the Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof (English)
- Pierre Galet : Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages . Hachette Livre, Paris 2000, ISBN 2-01-236331-8 .