General characteristics

The Calitor grape variety is no longer widely grown in France. It probably derives its name from the Provencal words col (stalk) and tor (twisted), because of the bend in its stalk. High-yielding, it grows best on warm, dry soils.

Wine-making potential 

The Calitor grape produces a lightly coloured, low-alcohol wine.


In the Rhone Valley, Calitor grapes are used only as part of the blend for Tavel wines.

Associated appellation

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