Catarratto is a very late ripening white wine grape from Italy. It has a very long growing season with medium yield potential. Vitis vinifera, the selected clone for data analysis was Catarratto ex MD11-79/81. The prime name of this variety is Catarratto Bianco Comune. This variety has the potential to produce fine crisp wines. The wines have good acid but yields have to be controlled to achieve an attractive aroma. Grown in Sicily and California the best wines are fine, crisp and full of character.
Bud Burst Days (July 1=0): Late 85.00
Flowering Days (July 1=0): Very Late 125.00
Veraison Rating: Late 193.00
Harvest 22 Brix Days (July 1=0): Very Late 295.00
Seasonality (days): Very Long 214.00
Leaf Area Index (m2/m2): 1.82
Bunches Per Shoot: 1.10
Yield Potential: Medium
Berry Weight (g): 1.59
Total Soluble Solids (° Brix): 17.90
Titratable Acidity (g/L): Medium 4.71
Tartaric Acid (g/L): 4.95
Malic Acid (g/L): 2.74
Tartrate Malate Acid Ratio: Medium 1.81
Anthocyanins (mg/g): Unknown .
Phenolics (au): .
Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen (mg/)L: 261
Potassium (mg/)L: 1,120.00