Caíño Branco


In the ancient bibliography, the Caíño variety is generally cited, without specifying sometimes it is a white grape or ink, which makes it difficult to determine its origin in the region. Huetz de Lemps (1967) cittala as cultivated in the years 1722 and 1786. Its origin is related to the cultivars Caíño Bravo and Albariño (Díaz-Losadaet al., 2010, 2011).

Current situation

It is a variety of the IXP Ribeiras do Morrazo. It is also recognized as a preferred variety in the DEL Rías Baixas.

Ratings about your crop

Variety of sprouting average or precocious; medium-late maturation, close to that of Albariño, with an average production in relation to it; high sensitivity to mildew and average to powdery mildew and botrite. It produces wines of high alcohol content (13, 25% v / v), high acidity (10.95 g / L) and low pH (3.01), structured, with body, and with some acid edge, with a high intensity aromatic, with intense primary aromas the pip fruit, apple, flowers, rose. It is used for wines of the year monovarietais or mixed with other castes. Holds aging well in barrels and bottles.

Morphological description

The new branch presents the open limb with hair lying high density and pigmented reberetada strong intensity. The dorsal and ventral face of the we is green, as well as the ventral face of the trained, while the dorsal is green and red. The buds have anthocyanin pigmentation at the base of the bract and weak intensity.

New Sheet
The new leaf is green with hair lying high density.

Adult leaf
The average green leaf is small in size and pentagonal in shape, with 3 lobes; Hairy, with average density of hairs lying between the main nerves, low on the main nerves; flat profile; limb with weak avultamento and null or very weak swelling; presence of anthocyanin pigmentation on the main nerves of the face and back of the limbus that reaches the second bifurcation; teeth with convex sides, of short length in relation to their width; petiolar sinus with semiaberto lobes and U-shaped base; open upper lateral sinuses with V-shaped base; Petiole slightly shorter than the main nerve.

The cluster is conical, short, narrow, compacted medium loose and with presence of 1 or 2 at. The peduncle is of medium length.

The yellow-green bago has a short elliptical shape.


Source: EVEGA