Alvina N
Name of vine variety in France
This variety was obtained in 1965 by INRA by crossbreeding Alphonse Lavallée and Sultanine.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
In France, Alvina is offically listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list.
Table grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
2000 2008 2018
ha 1 1 0
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a medium density of prostrate hairs,
- the green young leaves with bronze spots,
- the large, circular or pentagonal adult leaves, with five lobes, shallow lateral sinuses, a closed petiole sinus with very overlapping lobes, short teeth with straight or convex sides, no anthocyanin coloration of veins, a smooth, twisted, slightly goffered and undulate near the petiole sinus leaf blade, and the lower side an absence of erect and prostate hairs,
- the berries are short elliptical shaped.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 232 249 182 186 252 238 243 249
Allel 2 143 236 253 191 188 260 238 243 251
Bud burst: 1 day after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 3 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Alvina is very vigorous and has a semi-erect to horizontal bearing. Alvina must be trained and long pruned. It is very little susceptible to coulure and to millerandage.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Alvina is very little sensitive to grey rot.
Technological potential
Alvina's bunches are large to very large, slightly compact with a short peduncle. The berries are small to medium in size with strong bloom, and tend to color irregularly. The skin is fairly thick and the pulp is juicy with a neutral flavor. Alvina's berries are generally seedless and if there are seeds they are soft and not very noticeable. Alvina has a good storage and transport capacity.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Alvina clone carries the number 968.
Bibliographic references
- Catalogue des variétés et clones de vigne cultivés en France. Collectif, 2007, Ed. IFV, Le Grau-du-Roi, France.
- Documentary collections of the Centre Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, France.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages et de leurs synonymes. P. Galet, 2015, Ed. Libre&Solidaire, France.
Description of clones approved in France
Identity and availability Agronomic data Technical data
Clone number Origin Selection Fertility Production level Sugar content Potential color
Year approved Agronomic references Weight of grape clusters Vigor Total acidity Tannic structure
Growing surface area Size of berries Sensitivity to Botrytis Aromatic intensity Oenological aptitudes
968    INRA