Barbaroux Rs
Name of vine variety in France
This variety is grown in Corsica under the name Barbarossa which appears to be of Provencal origin.
No synonym is officially recognized in France, nor in other countries of the European Union.
In France, Barbaroux Rs is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 2000 2008 2016
ha 265 158 180 197 87 45 18
Identification signs include:
- the young leaves are green,
- adult leaves are 3, 5 or 7-lobed with deep lateral sinuses, a closed petiolar sinus, long teeth with straight sides, an absence of anthocyanin pigmentation, an upturned leaf blade and the underside with a moderate to heavy coat of upright hairs,
- round-shaped berries with a pink, non homogeneous skin color.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 176 192 248 238 253 249
Allel 2 131 232 249 180 204 256 254 257 255
Bud burst: same as Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 3 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This variety is very fertile and has low to moderate vigor. Barbaroux Rs growing should be reserved to poor hot soils.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Barbaroux Rs is rather susceptible to powdery mildes and to grey rot.
Technological potential
The grape clusters and berries are large. Long maturation is necessary to obtain sufficient degrees for this vine variety. The products obtained (white wine making) are intense yellow (golden with amber tones), aromatic, not very acid and light bodied.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Barbaroux Rs clone carries the number 937.
Bibliographic references
- Catalogue des variétés et clones de vigne cultivés en France. Collectif, 2007, Ed. IFV, Le Grau-du-Roi.
- Documentation interne du Domaine de Vassal. 1949-2011, INRA, Marseillan-plage.
- Cépages et vignobles de France, tome 2. P. Galet, 1990, Ed. Dehan, Montpellier.
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
937  Corse-du-Sud  ENTAV        
 1988  Haute-Corse        
Clone conforms to variety characteristics