Genouillet N
Name of vine variety in France
This variety is native to the center of France and based on published genetic analyses, would be the result of the crossbreeding between Gouais and Tressot.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
In France, Genouillet is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" since 2011 on the A list and classified.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 2018
ha 2 4.3
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a low to medium density of prostate hairs,
- the green young leaves with bronze spots,
- the shoots with red stripes,
- the wedge-shaped or cordate adult leaves, with three or five lobes, deep upper lateral sinuses, a slightly open V-shaped petiole sinus, small to medium teeth with straight sides or with one side convex and one side concave, a weak anthocyanin coloration of veins, an involute, twisted and blistered leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low to medium density of erect hairs ans no prostate hairs,
- the round-shaped or slightly ellipsoid berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 249 178 200 244 238 216 239
Allel 2 137 232 249 186 204 246 238 245 271
Bud burst: 5 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturitymid-season, 2 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Genouillet is moderately vigorous, with a semi-erect bearing, and should preferably be pruned short.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Genouillet is susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
Genouillet's bunches are medium in size and compact. The berries are also medium in size. This variety produces fresh, light, colored and pleasant wines.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Genouillet clone carries the number 1291.
Bibliographic references
(drafting underway)
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
1291  Hérault  IFV