Genovèse B
Name of vine variety in France
This vine variety is found in Corsica.
No synonym is officially recognized in France, or in other countries of the European Union.
In France,Genovèse B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine vine variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 2000 2016
ha 1 1 1 1 1 8.1
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot has a heavy coat of upright hairs,
- the young leaves are green with bronze patches,
- the shoots have red internode,
- adult leaves are small, dark green with 5 or 7 lobes with an open or slightly open petiolar sinus, U-shaped at base sometimes limited by a vein near the petiolar point; deep lateral sinuses, long teeth compared to width at base, straight sides, heavy anthocyanin pigmentation of veins; a revolute leaf blade, bubbled and the underside with a sparse to moderate coat of upright and flat-lying hairs,
- short elliptical-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 176 188 252 240 235 237
Allel 2 131 234 253 186 200 260 248 243 261
Bud burst: 2 days before Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 2 and 1/2 to 3 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Genovèse B is a vigourous variety, not very productive which must be trained. It is generally long pruned.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Genovèse B does not display any particular susceptibility to  the main fungal diseases.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are small to moderate in size and the berries are moderate sized. Genovèse B has good sugar accumulation in berries potential. Charactertistic white wines can be produced which are distinguished by their good balance between alcohol and acidity.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Génovèse B clone carries the number 1133.
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
1133  Corse  IFV        
         distinctive wines of the vine variety