Aramon gris G
Name of vine variety in France
Aramon gris
This variety corresponds to the grey mutation of Aramon.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
In France, Aramon gris is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 1998 2008 2018
ha 1356 1145 387 125 111 41 15
The description corresponds to that of Aramon, except for the berry skin color which is grey when ripe.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 232 239 178 188 240 240 227 249
Allel 2 141 232 243 191 196 260 254 259 249
Bud burst: 2 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: late-season, 4 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
The aptitudes are comparable to those of Aramon.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Aramon gris has the same characteristics as Aramon.
Technological potential
The bunches are large and the berries are very large. Aramon gris only produces common white wines without any particular qualities.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Aramon gris clone carries the number 1280.
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 de 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.
- Traité général de viticulture, Ampélographie. P. Viala and V. Vermorel, 1901-1909, Ed. Masson, Paris, 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
1280  Hérault  IFV