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Grape Variety: Brachetto

Variety Name Brachetto
TTB Approved Name(s) Brachetto
All Synonyms Bracchetto, Brachetto d'Acqui, Brachetto del Piemonte, Borgogna
Countries of Origin Italy
Species Vitis vinifera
Berry Color Black
Uses Wine
Comments This cultivar is the most widespread of the several Brachetto cultivars in the Piemonte region of Italy. It is from the area of Acqui (south eastern Piemonte) and is an aromatic variety.

Brachetto Selections

Information about:          Selection Numbers     |     Registration Status
  Brachetto 03
Registration Status Provisional Provisional Status is an important term used in the regulations of the California Department of Food & Agriculture's Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Grapevine selections with Provisional Status have successfully completed all required disease testing, but have not been confirmed as true to variety. Propagation material from Provisional selections qualifies for release subject to the understanding on the part of the customer that the identity has yet to be confirmed.
Source NCGR at Davis via Eusinus Vineyard in Carlsbad, California
Treatments None
Comments This selection was donated to the public grapevine collection at Foundation Plant Services in 2014 by Pete Anderson of Eusinus Vineyard. Eusinus Vineyard is a small research block containing Italian grape varieties in Carlsbad, California. Anderson had been growing the Brachetto in his research vineyard for 6 years prior to the donation to FPS.

Branchetto cuttings from the Istituto Sperimentale per la Viticoltura in Conegliano, Italy, were sent to the USDA National Germplasm Repository in Geneva, New York, in May 1969 (Plant Identification number 342668). The Repository in Geneva shared the germplasm with the National Clonal Germplasm Repository in Davis, California, who designed the accession DVIT 2906. Anderson obtained his Branchetto plant material from the Repository at Davis.

Branchetto 03 successfully completed testing in 2015 to qualify for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program.