Roditis Rs
Name of vine variety in France
This variety is originally from Greece.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
In France, Roditis is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" since 2015 on the A list and classified. This variety is also listed in the catalogues of other Member States of the European Union: Cyprus and Greece.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
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The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a low density of prostate hairs,
- the green young leaves with bronze spots,
- the shoots that can have red-striped internodes,
- the medium to large adult leaves, with three or sometimes five lobes, a slightly open or closed petiole sinus, medium to long teeth compared to their width at the base with convex or straight sides, a partial anthocyanin coloration of veins, a very shiny, involute, smooth or slightly blistered leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low density of erect hairs and no or a very low density of prostate hairs,
- the slightly ellipsoid berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 223 247 182 194 240 238 235 251
Allel 2 143 225 249 191 202 252 240 247 271
Bud burst: 3 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: late-season, 5 weeks to 5 weeks and a half after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Roditis is a vigorous and productive variety with an erect bearing. It is drought tolerant. It is best if it is grown onto light and limestone soils. If Roditis is cultivated onto rich and deep soils, it will give high yields. This variety may sometimes be suscpetible to coulure or millerandage.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Roditis is very sensitive to downy mildew, a little less to powdery mildew and Phomopsis.
Technological potential
Roditis's bunches are medium to large in size and moderately compact. The berries are also medium to large, with a simple flavor, a moderately thick skin and a juicy pulp. The berries color is related to the yields, the higher they are, the greener the berries will be. Roditis' wines are balanced but not very suitable for ageing. This variety's typical aromas are peach, apricot, tropical fruits, apple and banana.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Roditis clone carries the number 1254.
Bibliographic references
- 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.
- Ampélographie hellénique. B. Krimbas, 1943, Greece.
- Plaquettes Hellenifera. K. Bakasietas, S. Petropoulos and G. Tavaditis, 2019, Greece.
- Wine Grapes. J. Robinson et al., 2012, Ed. Penguin, England.
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
1254  Grèce  VNB - IFV