The Nuragus Vine
Nuragus is a white grape variety widely spread in Sardinia. Nuragus is characterized by a pentagon and pentalobed leaf of medium size, with a dark green surface and gray-green tuberculous underside. The edge is regular and wide toothed. The sun exposed shoots are brownish red and are quite vigorous, with short internodes. The cluster is medium to large, tight and conical shaped, often winged, with medium-sized grapes of golden green color. The skin is thick, slightly waxy and the pulp has a neutral flavor. The ripening season for Nuragus is late (end of September, early October). It is a very vigorous vine and remarkably productive, requiring expanded training systems with long pruning. Nuragus adapts to different climatic situations and its characteristics are intensified in fresh, medium textured soils like those found in the Trexenta region. It has a great resistance to adverse climatic conditions and cryptogams, with the exception of Powdery Mildew.