The shoots are characterised by a circular cross section, a smooth and hairless outline and by their green colour with red highlights without lenticels
The tendrils are long and thin, with a bifid form and light green in colour, with intermittent distribution.
The inflorescences are medium sized and have a simple and normal form with an elongated or pyramid shape.
The flower is a hermaphrodite with a small sized, globular shaped flower bud.
The leaf is medium size with a five-lobed, pentagonal shape. The petiolar sinus has a U shape while the sides form a V shape or a closed lyre.
The flat lobes at the top of the terminal lobes are at right angles or acute.
The edge is flat or cupped, with a thick and smooth surface.
The upper leaf is bottle green, opaque and hairless, while the lower one is light green, with a bristly edge and with raised primary and secondary veins, bristly and green.
The teeth are pronounced, irregular and with convex margins over a wide base.
The petiole is green with pink grains, short, medium sized and hairless, without an obvious canal in the cross section.
The Ottavaniello bunch is medium sized, with a simple elongated or pyramid shape.
It’s length between 16-18 cm, the peduncle appears long, thin, woody and light green in colour.
The grape is medium sized (13-15mm) and has a ellysoid-obovoid with a regular cross section and violet in colour. The skin is delicate and with bloom, the navel is persistent and prominent.
The pulp is juicy, consistent and sweet with colourless juice.
The pedicel is green and medium length, the pedicel is easily separated from the grape.
The end of the pedicel is green and isn’t evident, while the brush is pink and medium length. Depending on the vintage it can be subject to light millerandage.
The seeds are usually 2-3, medium sized, pyriform with a large beak.
The cane is short, robust, flexible without branches, with a resistant bark and a circular or slightly ovale cross section; the surface is streaked with little bloom. It is a reddy-brown colour more evident in the internodes that are 5-8 cm long and equally distanced towards the flat knots.
The buds are pointed and the petiole is large and slightly protruding.
The diaphragm is flat – convex while the medulla is medium, the wood is soft to cut.
The vine’s trunk is fairly robust.