Gros Vert B
Name of vine variety in France
Gros Vert
This southern variety is generally used for producing table grapes.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
In France, Gros Vert is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified. It is classified as a wine grape variety only in some French department (see the regulations in force). This variety is also listed in the catalogue of Italie.
Wine and table grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 1998 2008 2018
ha 6052 5884 2698 1025 382 190 71
*: table grape surface area
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a low to medium density of prostate hairs,
- the yellow young leaves,
- the shoots with green or slightly red-striped internodes,
- the small or medium adult leaves, with five or seven lobes, deep lateral sinuses, a slightly open or closed petiole sinus, long teeth compared to their width at the base with straight sides, no anthocyanin coloration, an involute leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a very low density of erect hairs,
- the broad ellipsoid or round-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 243 176 188 256 238 233 239
Allel 2 135 236 249 191 200 258 254 247 271
Bud burst: 8 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: late-season, 5 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This late grape variety is sufficiently fertile to be pruned short. It is susceptible chlorosis.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Gros vert has a good resistance against grey rot.
Technological potential
The bunches and berries are large. The skin is thick and the pulp is fleshy with a simple flavor. Gros vert has a good transport and storage capacity. The wines produced are light and not very alcoholic. It can be used for the production of sparkling wines.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Gros Vert clone carries the number 1099.
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.
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
1099  Hérault  IFV