Rosé du Var Rs
Name of vine variety in France
Rosé du Var
Origin
This vine variety of Provencal origin is, based on published genetic studies, probably a descendant of Gouais B.
Synonymy
In France, this variety can officially be called "Roussanne du Var Rs" with regard to plant propagation material.
Regulations
In France, Rosé du Var Rs is offically listed in the "Catalogue of Vine Varieties".
Use
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 1979 1988 1998 2008 2011
ha 758 1557 1030 801 178 79 52
Description
Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoot has a slight to moderate coat of flat-lying hairs,
- the young leaves are green with bronze patches,
- the adut leaves are whole or with 3 lobes with a U or V-shaped petiolar sinus, open or slightly open, teeth with straight sides, moderate or long compared to width at base; absence of anthocyanin coloration of veins, a twisted leaf blade and the underside with a slight to moderate coat of upright and flat-lying hairs,
- round-shaped berries with a pink uneven skin color.
Genetic profile
Microsatellite VVS2 VVMD5 VVMD7 VVMD27 VRZAG62 VRZAG79 VVMD25 VVMD28 VVMD32
Allel 1 133 225 239 178 186 244 254 245 249
Allel 2 141 238 249 182 204 252 254 257 249
Phenology
Bud burst: 1 day after Chasselas. Grape maturity: period III, 4 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
This fertile and productive vine must be short pruned.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Rosé du Var Rs is very susceptible to grey rot.
Technological potential
The grape clusters and berries are large. Rosé du Var Rs produces white or barely tinted white wines, flat with a low alcohol degree. With blends, it can be used for making rosé wines.
Clonal selection in France
There are no approved clones for this variety at the present time.
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.