Piquepoul gris G
Name of vine variety in France
Piquepoul gris
This vine variety corresponds to the gray mutation of Piquepoul noir N.
In France, Piquepoul gris G if officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Wine vine variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 2000 2008 2016
ha 42 49 6 5 2.8
* : see Piquepoul Blanc B
The description corresponds to Piquepoul blanc B, except the berry skin color when ripe is, in this case, gray. In terms of the shoots, the anthocyanin coloration of the internodes is more noticeable than for Piquepoul blanc B.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 239 176 188 252 0 233 239
Allel 2 131 229 243 186 188 252 0 235 261
Bud burst: 6 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period III, 4 and 1/2 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Piquepoul gris G shares the same characteristics as Piquepoul blanc B, with a slightly higher production.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Piquepoul gris G is very susceptible to gray rot.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are large and the berries are moderate in size. Generally used for white wine making, Piquepoul gris G produces wines with good acidity.
Clonal selection in France
The 2 approved Piquepoul gris G clones carry the numbers 71 and 293.
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 1. 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
71  Hérault  ENTAV  medium  medium  medium  
 1971  Languedoc, domaine de l'Espiguette  medium    medium  
   medium      distinctive wines of the vine variety
293  Hérault  ENTAV  medium  medium  medium  
 1973  Languedoc, domaine de l'Espiguette  medium    medium  
   medium      distinctive wines of the vine variety