Genovèse B
Name of vine variety in France
This variety is found in Corsica.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France for this variety. In Italy, Genovèse can officially be designated as "Scimiscia".
In France,Genovèse 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 2000 2018
ha 1 1 1 1 1 10
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a high density of prostate hairs,
- the green young leaves with bronze spots,
- the shoots with red internodes,
- the small dark green adult leaves, with five or seven lobes, deep lateral sinuses, with an open or slightly open U-shaped petiole sinus with naked petiole veins, long teeth compared to their width at the base with straight sides, strong anthocyanin coloration of veins, a revolute blistered leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low to medium density of erect and prostate hairs,
- the broad ellipsoid 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: mid-season, 2 weeks and a half to 3 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Genovèse is a vigorous variety, not very productive which must be trained. It is generally pruned long.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Genovèse does not seem particulary susceptible to the main fungal diseases.
Technological potential
The bunches are small to medium in size and the berries are medium in size. Genovèse has a good sugar accumulation potential. It produces charactertistic white wines, that are typical, elegant, with a nice balance between alcohol and acidity.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Génovèse 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, 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.
- Les cépages insulaires ou le Riacquistu des cépages corses. CRVI de Corse, 2016, San Giuliano, 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
1133  Corse  IFV        
         distinctive wines of the vine variety