Gros Vert B
Name of vine variety in France
Gros Vert
This southern France origin vine variety is generally used for producing table grapes.
No synonym is officially recognized in France for this variety, nor in other countries in the European Union.
In France, Gros Vert B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".

This variety is likewise listed in the Catalogue of Italie.
Wine and table grape variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 1998 2008 2016
ha 6052 5884 2698 1025 382 190 74
* : table grape surface area
Identificationsigns include:
- the tip of the young shoots has a slight to moderate coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are yellow,
- the shoots have green internides or with slightly red stripes,
- adult leaves are small or moderate size, 5 or 7 lobes with deep lateral sinuses, a slightly open or closed petiolar sinus, long teeth compared to width at base, straight sides, an absence of anthocyanin pigmentation, an upturned leaf blade and the underside with a very slight coat of upright hairs,
- short elliptical or round-shaped barries.
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: period III, 5 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This late vine variety is sufficiently fertile to be short-pruned. It is susceptible chlorosis.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Gros vert B displays good resistance against grey rot.
Technological potential
Grape clusters and berries are large. The skin is thick and the pulp is fleshy with a simple flavor. Gros vert B has good transportation and storage capacity. The wine produced is not very alcoholic and light. It can be used for making sparkling wines.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Gros Vert B 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.
- Documentation interne du Domaine de Vassal. 1949-2011, INRA, Marseillan-plage.
- Cépages et vignobles de France, tome 2. P. Galet, 1990, Ed. Dehan, Montpellier.
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