Clairette rose Rs
Name of vine variety in France
Clairette rose
This variety is the pink mutation of Clairette B.
No synonym is officially recognized in France, nor in other countries of the European Union.
In France, Clairette rose Rs is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine, table grape and eaux-de-vie vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 2000 2008 2016
ha 427 393 362 293 147
The description corresponds to Clairette B, except the skin color of the berries when ripe is pink.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 135 223 239 176 186 252 240 227 255
Allel 2 149 229 249 188 204 252 262 257 261
Bud burst: 7 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period III, 4to and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Aptitudes are close to Clairette B.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Clairette rose Rs susceptibilities and tolerances are identical to Clairette B.
Technological potential
The grape clusters are large and the berries are moderate in size. White wine making using this variety produces interesting results in terms of quality. However, the risk of color extraction of the wine can be detrimental.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Clairette rose Rs clone carries the number 1003. A conservatory with 20 or so clones was set up in spring 2007 in the Bellegarde (Gard) vineyards.
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.
- Ampélographie. P. Viala et V. Vermorel, 1902-1910, Ed. Masson, Paris.
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
1003  Ardèche  ENTAV        
 1993  Languedoc        
Clone conforms with vine variety characteristics.